Biography of Whiteley John Scott:
John Scott Whiteley is one of the finest English Concert Organists of his generation. After winning first prize in the 1976 National Organ Competition of Great Britain he performed extensively as a solo recitalist, playing in most of the major British cathedrals and concert halls. In 1983 he made his debut at the Royal Festival Hall in London, in the formally well-known 5.55 series of recitals, and has twice been selected to give the major organ recital for the UK Annual Conference of the Incorporated Association of Organists. He has also played in festivals in Belgium, Denmark, Holland, Poland, Switzerland, Germany and Italy. The most recent of these was in the 1998 Musicometa Festival in Rome, and the 1998 Brussels International Organ Week (Semaine d'orgue Internationale). Invitations for 2000 include a complete performance of the works of Bach in York Minster, and a recital for the Royal College of Organists where he was recently elected a member of the Council. In 1985 he undertook his first tour of the USA which included an appearance at St Patrick's Cathedral, New York City, and Salt Lake City's Mormon Tabernacle. He now visits the USA every year and is represented by the highly respected agency, Philip Truckenbrod Concert Artists. In 1988 he also toured Australia. Since 1976 he has been at York Minster and combines his busy schedule with tours and recording. He has recorded nine CDs, several of which have received a number of accolades. He has also composed anthems and organ music.