As part of the Silver Sounds performance series to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Rosslyn Chapel Trust, Anthony White presents a 30 minute lunchtime recital in the Chapel.
Anthony White was born in Oxford and is currently a second-year Bachelor of Music Degree (Hons) student at the University of Aberdeen; and is a consecutive year winner of the prestigious David and June Gordon Memorial Organ Scholarship at Kings College Chapel under the tutelage of Dr. Roger Williams, MBE.
Last year he became an acclaimed world composer with his composition “Battling for Peace” for symphonic orchestra which was performed simultaneously by musicians around the world in November as part of the iPlay4Peace project, an initiative to celebrate peace.
Anthony was introduced to the organ at early age, whilst being a chorister treble at Worcester College Chapel, University of Oxford while studying at Christ Church Cathedral School, Oxford. Learning organ led him into taking some extra lessons from organist Dr. Andrew Patterson (FRCO), organist at Blenheim Palace. Soon he became a student of the RCO (Royal College of Organists) and attended many organ residential courses run by RCO in Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol and London. In 2014 Anthony was awarded a Music Scholarship to St Leonards School, St Andrews, Scotland for his International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, where he developed a stronger focus on music and music outreach activities. He took a gap year and taught music to young pupil, formed a school choir at Sedbergh School. Now Anthony is involved with many ensembles including the University of Aberdeen Symphony Orchestra, University of Aberdeen Chapel Choir and The Early Music Ensemble. Anthony also enjoys assisting performances of the Edinburgh City Organist Dr. John Kitchen, MBE in the Usher Hall in Edinburgh and writing his own music for Christmas and music for epic films.
Alongside a busy study schedule, Anthony encourages people to appreciate music and inspires young children through the power of music and the life benefits gained in playing a musical instrument. Anthony aspires to read Music and Composition further at Master’s and PhD Degrees and make a difference to this world.