James O’Donnell is Organist and Master of the Choristers of Westminster Abbey and, since January 2011, President of the Royal College of Organists. He is internationally recognised as a conductor and organ recitalist. He studied the organ with Peter Hurford, Nicolas Kynaston and David Sanger. He has appeared in concert all over the world, including the United States, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and throughout Europe, together with concerts in the Royal Festival Hall, the BBC Proms, and many others. His recent schedule has included recitals in Paris, Cologne, Zagreb, Moscow, Canada and the United States. He was a featured artist at the American Guild of Organists’ National Convention in Chicago in 2006, and in 2008 made a solo appearance playing Messiaen’s Messe de la Pentecôte at the BBC Proms.
Daniel Cook will take up the post of Sub-Organist of Westminster Abbey in September 2013. Currently Organist and Master of the Choristers at St Davids Cathedral, he spent six years as Assistant Director of Music of Salisbury Cathedral after having served both as Assistant Organist and as Organ Scholar at the Abbey between 2002 and 2005. He succeeds Robert Quinney, who was appointed Director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral from April 2013.
Martin Ford is Assistant Organist of Westminster Abbey. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music, Magdalen College, Oxford (where he was Organ Scholar), and the Royal College of Music. In 2009 he was appointed Assistant Organist of St Martin-in-the-Fields, and in January 2012 he took up his present appointment at Westminster Abbey. He studies the organ with David Graham.