Category Archives: Players

Claudia Hirschfeld (Profile)

Claudia Hirschfeld

Claudia is a world renowned professional organist and keyboard player: a veritable Superstar on her instrument, who has not only performed successfully in Europe, but also in North and South America too. Besides her work as a solo artist she has made a name for herself as an “orchestra” for well-known vocalists and instrumentalists, having accompanied world-famous opera stars like René Kollo, Eva Lind or the GERMAN TENORS and Germany’s leading trumpet player Walter Scholz on several occasions.

Robert Wolfe (Profile)

Robert Wolfe at Thursford

Robert Wolfe is recognised as one of the world’s leading interpreters of the theatre organ. Acclaimed for his sheer artistry, renowned for his musicality, he is without question one of the top British organists. At the early age of sixteen, he became the youngest musician at that time to join the team of organists at the world famous Tower Ballroom, Blackpool. After three years, in 1981, he was invited to inaugurate the Wurlitzer show at the Thursford Collection, near Fakenham in Norfolk.

Nicholas Martin (Profile)

Nicholas Martin

During a family visit to Blackpool in 1969 Nicholas overheard the Wurlitzer organ being played in the famous Tower Ballroom by none other than Reginald Dixon. Upon hearing that instrument, performed by “Mr. Blackpool”, in that environment, Nick was overwhelmed with the organ. It was shortly after this visit that Nick started his musical studies.

David Dunlap (Profile)

David Dunlap

David C. Dunlap began playing the organ under unusual circumstances. When his father considered enrolling in organ classes with the Mott Adult Education Foundation Program in Flint, Michigan, his father was too nervous to go by himself. So he took eleven-year-old David along for moral support. They both ended up enrolling, making David the youngest person ever to study in the adult program.

Hector Olivera (Profile)

Hector Olivera

Maestro Hector Olivera is a passionate, gifted, and unique musician, whose personal interpretations of both classical and popular music have amazed and delighted audiences around the world. ‘The Times Reporter’, describes an evening with Hector Olivera as: “An event, a happening, a joyful celebration of the sheer power and pressure that a true virtuoso like Hector Olivera can unleash in a concert hall.”

Andrew Varley (Profile)

Andrew Varley CDs

After spending a number of years in the Retail Business, Andrew joined a Trio playing the keyboards entertaining at various clubs and backing cabaret artistes at Holiday Clubs. In 1988 he started working at Bees Music in Chichester. After two years Andrew was promoted to Manager of the Southampton branch, but by this time he was itching to become a full time professional, so in 1991 he did just that.

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