David Goode

David GoodeDavid Goode has been Organist and Head of Keyboard at Eton College since 2005. He was a music scholar at Eton, and then organ scholar at King’s College, Cambridge from 1991 to 1994, studying organ with David Sanger and, in Amsterdam, with Jacques van Oortmerssen. From 1996 to 2001 he was Sub-Organist at Christ Church, Oxford; following prizes at the 1997 St Albans Competition and the 1998 Calgary Competition he concentrated on a freelance career between 2001 and 2003.  In 2003 he moved for two years to Los Angeles as Organist-in-Residence at First Congregational Church, home to the world’s largest church organ.

David Goode has played often at the BBC Proms since his debut in 1999, being a featured artist in 2011; he made his Royal Festival Hall and Symphony Hall, Birmingham debuts in 2002, and played Bach’s Art of Fugue in the Queen Elizabeth Hall in 2009. He returns to the RFH and Symphony Hall this spring. He has played in many countries worldwide, and also has an established duo partnership with the trumpeter Alison Balsom.  His many CD releases since 1994 (most recently Bach from Freiberg Dom, Parry from Eton, and Reger from Birmingham) have received excellent reviews; he has also forged a strong relationship on BBC Radio 3 with BBCNOW and the BBC Singers.