Timothy Byram-Wigfield

Timothy Byram-Wigfield has established a reputation as a prominent exponent of the organ, both as teacher and performer. A pupil of Richard Popplewell and David Sanger, he studied at the Royal College of Music and was Organ Scholar at Christ Church, Oxford. Whilst Sub-Organist at Winchester Cathedral he made his BBC Radio 3 debut in a programme of Howells, Jackson and Bairstow, and was a finalist in the Performer of the Year competition presented by the Royal College of Organists.

Since that time he has continued to give recitals regularly around the UK and abroad, including appearances in Norway, France, Denmark, and the USA. His recordings, on the Regent and Delphian labels, have been met with critical acclaim. These include a survey of Olivier Messiaen’s early organ music (Delphian DCD34024 & DCD34078, the latter a 2-disc set), and two discs of overture transcriptions – Vol I recorded at the organ of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow (DCD34004) and Vol II recorded on the Organ of Rochdale Town Hall (DCD34143). The former disc received a ‘Best of the Year’ nomination from Gramophone magazine and the latter received a 5-star review from Choir & Organ.

Tim has held a number of distinguished posts in the field of church music, including at St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, and Jesus College, Cambridge. For ten years he was Director of Music at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, where he had the privilege of directing the music for many occasions in the presence of HM The Queen and other members of the Royal Family. He is currently Director of Music at All Saints Margaret Street, London, which boasts a vintage Harrison & Harrison four-manual instrument and enjoys a unique reputation for its music and liturgy. He is also Associate Conductor of the Oxford Bach Choir, and teaches piano and organ at Eton College.