Biography of Walsh Colin:
Colin Walsh is at the front of his generation of organists in England. He has played many recitals in this country in cathedrals, abbeys, college chapels and two at the Royal Festival Hall. Further afield, he has played in France, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, the Czech Republic and the USA. The last twelve months have included visits to France, Germany and New Zealand. His many recordings on the Priory label include two early recitals of modern French music form Salisbury, Vierne and Durufle from St Albans and Vierne (Symphonies 2 and 3; 24 pièces en style libre) from Lincoln. The restoration of the Lincoln organ in 1998 was accompanied by a CD of more popular music on the Cantoris label. He has recorded many times for the BBC. His teachers have included Simon Preston, Nicholas Danby and Jean Langlais. His three year studies in France with Jean Langlais inspired him to specialise in French symphonic and modern music, in particular the works of Franck, Vierne and Langlais. This has brought him wide acclaim throughout the world. His work as organist has always been connected with long established choral foundations: at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle and Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford; at Salisbury Cathedral as Assistant Organist and at St Albans and Lincoln Cathedral as Organist. In January of this year the Cathedral at Lincoln conferred on him the title of Organist Laureate where he presides over the fine Father Willis organ and plays regularly for the Cathedral's services. Colin is represented by PVA Management Ltd.