Currently Schools' Instrumental Music Lead Officer for Essex, and an academic teacher at Junior Trinity at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, he was educated at Exeter School, and then at Royal Holloway (University of London), where he was organ scholar.
He then held organist positions at at Chichester Cathedral and Lincoln Cathedral, and has taught in the state and independent sectors at Attleborough Academy Norfolk, The Portsmouth Grammar School, Framlingham College, and as Director of Music at Headington School, Oxford.
In recital at Oxford Town Hall
As organist, he has performed for SkyTV, BBC radio, television, for the Music For Youth Schools' Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, and for the All Saints' Day masses at the Vatican. His time at Lincoln brought him into contact with the outstanding organists Philippe Lefebvre, Thierry Escaich, and the late Jean Guillou, alongside working with Colin Walsh, one of the leading organists of his generation.
As a choral conductor, he has directed choirs across the country, including regular performances in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, Ely Cathedral, St Paul’s Cathedral London, and on tour to Paris, Rome, and The Vatican.
John Rutter's "Gloria" at Headington School in November 2016
Schola Cantorum, brass ensemble with guests, David Quinn on organ,
and gentlemen from Christ Church, Magdalen and New Colleges.
(photography: Simon Jones of BonjourLondonLtd)
He composes a small number of works each year. His arrangements and transcriptions of works have proved popular across the world. In addition, he has composed a number of works including several commissions; these works have been performed across the world, including the Edinburgh Festival, the Choir of the World Competition, and the Vatican for Holy Week.
In June 2015 his arrangement of "Abide with me" was performed for the Luxembourg National Day at Cathedrale Notre-Dame in the presence of Grand Duke Henri and the Royal Family, and broadcast on international television.