Accompanist: Joshua Ryan
is a postgraduate organ student at the Royal Academy of Music, and is currently Organ Scholar at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, where he regularly accompanies the professional choir at weekly services, concerts, and occasions of national significance. He has previously held positions as Assistant Director of Music at St Michael’s, Croydon, and as Assistant Organist at St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney.
Joshua also studies harpsichord and choral conducting. He is regularly involved in numerous projects with period and modern ensembles as a soloist and continuo player, such as in the Bach the European series. In addition to his instrumental studies, he is currently researching how the interpretation of English Virginalist music is influenced by historical instruments. In recognition of his outstanding achievements at the Academy, he was awarded a Diploma of the Royal Academy of Music (DipRAM). In 2021 Joshua was made an Associate of the Royal College of Organists. In 2022 Joshua made his debut performance at Wigmore Hall with the Academy Baroque Soloists under the direction of Rachel Podger.
Joshua completed his undergraduate studies in 2018, having obtained a Batchelor of Music (Honours, First Class) from the Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney, (where he was also one of only two organists in the past 25 years to receive the University Medal).