Summer Music Series: Jed Hughes

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Thursday, 25 July 2019
Exeter Cathedral


Prelude (Suite, op 5)
Maurice Durufle

“Five Dances” Nr. 1 and Nr. 2
Calvin Hampton

Fantasy and Fugue in D Minor, op. 135b: (Fantasy)
Max Reger

Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr BWV 662.
J.S. Bach

Präludium und Fuge über BACH.
Franz Liszt


This concert is included in your Cathedral admission fee.


Inspired at the age of eight on hearing an organ, Jed began lessons with Henry Fairs at the Birmingham Conservatoire Junior Department.

Between 2011 – 2015 Jed consecutively won the ‘Under 17 Repertoire’ in the Bristol Eisteddfod Organ Class gaining either a Distinction or Outstanding appraisal.

He has performed in concerts at St. Chad’s Birmingham, Walsall Town Hall, The Methodist Central Hall Westminster, St. Sulpice Paris and has given a lunchtime recital at Christ Church Bristol City.

In August 2016 Jed won the Intermediate Class at the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition and more recently was joint winner of the Wadden Sea International Organ Competition (Junior Section). In 2018 he won a first prize at the ‘Jugend Musiziert Competition’ in Lubeck, Germany.

Jed also played the Double Bass and attended the Junior Royal Academy of Music London from 2011 where he had lessons with English National Opera principal bass Hugh Sparrow, and then for three years he was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, playing in concerts at major venues including The Royal Albert Hall, The Barbican, The Royal Festival Hall and also Birmingham Symphony Hall, after which the orchestra made a compact disc recording of Holst’s ‘The Planets’ for Chandos Records Jed has an interest in conducting and was fortunate to have lessons with Rebecca Millar at the Junior Royal Academy of Music, furthering his experience by conducting his local
church choir and also a small choir in Bristol.

Since September 2017 he has been studying organ with Martin Schmeding at The University of Music and Theatre “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in Leipzig Germany and has had the opportunity to play in a number of public recitals at both the Nikolaikirche and Thomaskirche.

This September Jed will take up a place at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire of Music to study with Henry Fairs.