Philip Collin

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Philip Collin was Organ Scholar of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. He then took a post-graduate diploma in piano accompaniment at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he studied with John York. Since then he has worked extensively as a vocal coach, repetiteur, adjudicator, organist and conductor, and performed as a song accompanist throughout the UK and Europe.

In 2001 he recorded a CD with soprano Sally Bradshaw entitled The Soul of Orpheus, a collection of songs about or inspired by Greek mythology. In 2006 he twice performed the complete works for voice and piano by Gerald Finzi with tenor Peter Wilman and baritone Howard Wong to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Finzi’s death as part of the Canterbury Finzi Festival and the Nottingham Finzi Festival, the latter being an event which he co-directed. He has written for Piano Magazine and has given public talks on choral music, piano music and songs. He has given first performances of a number of songs, most notably by Ian Venables and Elaine Hugh-Jones and some unpublished songs by Ivor Gurney.

Philip is currently Director of Music at St Peter's Church, Streatham, Musical Director of the West Barnes Singers, Musical Director of Carshalton Choral Society and a Lecturer in Music and Mathematics at Westminster Kingsway College.



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