Michael Wooldridge – Troxy Wurlitzer Concert (23rd July 2019)
Michael Wooldridge is one of England’s top electronic and theatre organists, launching his career at the age of fifteen by winning the ATOS UK Young Theatre Organist of the Year Competition in 1980 and then receiving the coveted Ian Sutherland Memorial Award from the Cinema Organ Society of Great Britain in 1984. He plays concerts on most of the Mighty Cinema Organs around the UK, and is Resident Organist on Europe’s largest Wurlitzer organ, the magnificent 4/32 East Sussex National Wurlitzer.
When not on tour Michael is pleased to share his experience to bring out the best in others through teaching. He is Principal Tutor to both the Rye Wurlitzer Academy, teaching Rye College students on the UK’s second oldest Wurlitzer, and the Theatre Pipe Organ Preservation Society Academy at Robertsbridge. He spent three years working as Electronic Organ Instructor to the University of Sussex and has a number of private pupils. Jayden Vicrey is one of Michael’s pupils and although he won’t be playing the Wurlitzer he will be showing off his golden voice.