Head of Organ Studies
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Daniel Moult, renowned concert organist, recording artist and film presenter, is known as “one of the finest organists of our time” (The Organ). Famed for his virtuosic, intelligent and engaging performances, his musicianship has been praised as “exhilarating” (Gramophone), “dazzling” (The Organ), and “formidable” (Organists’ Review).
Daniel’s innovative approach to the promotion of organ music has seen him presenting and performing in a range of films, of which the most recent is The English Organ. This is one of the largest film projects ever made about the instrument, with a crowdfunded budget of £150,000. The project provides a detailed history of English organ-building and music from Tudor times to the present, spanning 500 years of repertoire and filmed in 33 locations in the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand. Completed in Autumn 2019, this is sure to be one of the most important musical releases of its time.
Daniel is director of the highly acclaimed organ department at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Alongside his colleagues Henry Fairs, Martin Schmeding (Visiting Professor) and Nathan Laube (International Consultant), the department offers educational excellence to aspiring professional musicians. He is one of the consultants for three significant new organs at the Conservatoire, commencing with the recently commissioned Flentrop organ in the style of Schnitger & Hinsz.
As a soloist, Daniel has performed at major venues and festivals in the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia, and concerti appearances in various countries.
Previous film work includes the DVDs Virtuoso! Music for Organ, a film featuring some of the most demanding organ repertoire of the twentieth-century, and The Elusive English Organ, a journey through English organ music from Byrd to Wesley. He has made several CDs, including the first solo recording of the newly-restored organ of Arundel Cathedral, and one of Handel's organ concerti and other pieces with the London Early Opera Orchestra for Signum Classics' Handel at Vauxhall.
Born in Manchester, Daniel studied at Oxford University and the Amsterdam Conservatorium. Whilst at university, he was awarded the Fellowship diploma of the Royal College of Organists with three of the top playing prizes. Previous posts have included Visiting Organ Tutor at Chetham’s School of Music, Royal College of Music Junior Department, Organist & Assistant Director of Music at Coventry Cathedral and Artistic Director of The London Organ Day. A sought-after teacher, he leads masterclasses, workshops and courses around the world. He is a Trustee of the Royal College of Organists, for whom he also examines.
Other activities have included several published editions, including the Easy Bach Album and the Easy Handel Album for Bärenreiter, and the Complete Church Organist, Volumes 1 and 2, with RSCM Publications. He is currently working on two new organ anthologies for Bärenreiter. His articles on performance practice and performance-related topics have appeared in various music journals. He has also acted as producer for various commercial recordings.
Based in London, Daniel performs concerts around the world, broadcasts frequently on BBC Television and Radio and has recorded for various record labels including Fugue State, Signum, Regent and Sony BMG.