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Alexander Pott

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Alexander Pott's musical training started as a chorister at Westminster Abbey and continued at Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood where he took up the organ with Richard Hobson. After a year as organ scholar at Chelmsford Cathedral he went to Oxford to study music at the university, and to be organ scholar at Christ Church Cathedral.

During his time at Christ Church he toured the USA, Canada and China with the choir, took part in many high-profile services including the Royal Maundy service in 2012, and broadcast evensong live on BBC Radio 3. In his second year he also gained a Fellowship of the Royal College of Organists. Having completed a year and a half as organ scholar of Westminster Cathedral, he took up the position of Assistant Organist and Tutor to the Choristers at Magdalen College, Oxford at the start of 2017. His teachers have included Margaret Phillips and Thomas Trotter (repertoire), and David Maw (improvisation). As a recitalist he has played at many cathedrals and festivals, recently including Westminster Abbey, Trinity College, Cambridge, and the London Handel Festival. His musical interests include early English keyboard music, the works of Frederick Delius, and he is currently undertaking to learn all of J S Bach’s organ works with some of Europe’s best Bach experts as part of the W T Best Scholarship from the Worshipful Company of Musicians. He is also this year’s winner of the Flentrop Scholarship from the Eric Thompson Trust.