Stephen Farr is Director of Music at St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, a post which he combines with a varied career as soloist, continuo player, and conductor. He was Organ Scholar of Clare College Cambridge, graduating with a double first in Music and an MPhil in Musicology. He then held appointments at Christ Church, Oxford and at Winchester and Guildford Cathedrals.
A prizewinner at international competition level, he has an established reputation as one of the leading recitalists of his generation with numerous recordings to his credit; he has appeared in the UK in venues including the Royal Albert Hall (where he gave the première of Judith Bingham’s The Everlasting Crown in the 2011 BBC Proms), Bridgewater Hall, and Symphony Hall Birmingham; he also appears frequently on BBC Radio 3. He has performed widely in North and South America, in Australia, and throughout Europe. He has also worked with many other leading ensembles including the Berlin Philharmonic, Florilegium, the Bach Choir, Holst Singers, BBC Singers, Polyphony, English Concert, London Baroque Soloists, City of London Sinfonia, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia, Academy of Ancient Music, Britten Sinfonia and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.