Thomas Trotter

English organist Thomas Trotter was born in Birkenhead on 4 April 1957. He studied at Malvern College, at King's College Cambridge and with French organist Marie-Claire Alain. In 1979 he gained first prize in the St Albans International Organ Festival interpretation competition.

In 1983 he succeeded George Thalben-Ball as Birmingham City Organist, where he still plays regularly on the organs in the Town Hall and Symphony Hall. He has also performed on major organs in other cities in countries including Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands, UK and USA.

He is president of the St Albans International Organ Festival, organist of St Margaret's Church, Westminster in London, makes his own transcriptions for organ of orchestral music and has recorded extensively for Regent Records.


A selection of articles about Thomas Trotter

Classical music news - Birmingham Classical Season - B:Music announces its 2024/25 Birmingham (UK) Classical Season at Symphony Hall

A Treasure Trove - Roderic Dunnett explores the substantial catalogue of Regent Records

Ensemble. Superb and Imaginative Playing - Roderic Dunnett marks Thomas Trotter's forty years as Birmingham City Organist by reviewing a special anniversary recital and investigating the artist's large output on the Regent Records label

Ensemble. The Treasured Crown - Roderic Dunnett reports in depth on last month's Three Choirs Festival at Gloucester

Ensemble. The Finest of Them All - The 2012 Hereford Three Choirs Festival, reviewed by Roderic Dunnett

Ensemble. Splendidly Varied - Thomas Trotter at the organ of Derby Cathedral, heard by Mike Wheeler

Ensemble. A fitting celebration - The BBC National Orchestra of Wales plays Ravel, Hoddinott and Vaughan Williams, reviewed by Rex Harley