Birmingham City Organist, organist of St Margaret's, Westminster and visiting Professor of Organ at the Royal College of Music, London.
Trotter was a pupil at Malvern College and organ scholar at King's College, Cambridge.
He studied under Marie-Claire Alain, winning the Prix de Virtuosité in her class. He won first prize in the interpretation section of the St Albans International Organ Festival in 1979, and debuted at the Royal Festival Hall, London the following year.
He has been Birmingham City Organist in 1983.
In May 2001 he was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society award for Best Instrumentalist, the first organist to win this award. In July 2003 he received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Central England.
“City of Birmingham-based organist Thomas Trotter is rightly regarded as one of the most brilliant concert organists currently on the world stage. ..... Trotter’s performances are invigorating, revealing the inner details of the music. He consistently chooses appropriate tempos and projects strong rhythm. His nuanced playing takes advantage of this instrument’s sensitive and responsive action. A virtuoso’s virtuoso, he harnesses his immaculate technique and musicianship to serve every aspect of the music.”
James Hildreth – The American Organist, December 2013
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