1) ORGAN RECITAL WORK:
Philip Underwood was born in Chester in 1957 and began his musical studies with R.A. Sutton, whilst a pupil at the King's School.
In 1976, he became a student at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where his organ teachers included Ronald Frost and Gillian Weir. Whilst at the college, he gained the diplomas of FRCO, ARCM and GRNCM.
In 1991, Philip gained the degree of Master of Music at Liverpool University, following research into the History, Technique and Repertoire of the Organ from 1450.
During this period, his organ teachers were Jennifer Bate and Terence Duffy.His finals culminated in a public recital at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.Philip's early career was spent in education, firstly as Organist and Choirmaster of Solihull School and subsequently as Organist and Assistant Director of Music at Worksop College.
In September 1987, Philip embarked on a new career as a performer and private teacher.From 1988 to 1997 he was Director of Music at Christ Church West Didsbury in Manchester.During this period he established an annual recital series including lecture/recital "Experiences" devoted to Bach, Franck and Mozart.
In November 2000, Philip became Organist and Director of Music at St.John the Divine,Brooklands, Sale.
During the last ten years, Philip has performed extensively throughout Britain and abroad. Notable venues have included:
For a lunchtime recital with rehearsal time during the morning £60
FULL EVENING RECITAL:
For a full evening recital with rehearsal time during the afternoon £120
I am equally happy to present a full evening recital or a short lunch time concert. I am quite used to giving recitals whilst the building remains open to the general public. I particularly enjoy communicating with an audience through informal introductions to the works to be played.