Paul Geddes Senior Organ Scholar
Benjamin Maton is the Senior Organ Scholar . His principal instrument has always been the organ, which he took up at the age of fourteen, subsequently achieving grade 8 with distinction within three years.He recently won joint first prize in the prestigious Liz Lawrence award for young Wiltshire musicians, and is to perform on behalf of Wiltshire Rural Music School with the aim of bringing organ music to a wider young audience. Ben was organ scholar at his school, Bishop Wordsworth’s Grammar Salisbury, where he regularly played (and later received lessons on) the magnificent Willis organ at Salisbury Cathedral. He was also organ scholar at St Thomas Church in the centre of Salisbury, and has regularly played there giving recitals to raise funds for charity, as well as at other local churches. His particular interests are Baroque and French Romantic organ music.
Siraj Singh Kandhari Junior Organ Scholar
Rex Roxburgh started at St Peter’s in October 2016.
During his gap year in Australia, he worked as organ scholar at St Paul’s Cathedral and music gap student at Trinity Grammar School in Melbourne.
He performed organ recitals for the Melbourne University Society of Organ Concerts and a recital at St Paul’s Cathedral on the fantastic four manual English Romantic Lewis organ. Rex also played in the Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra as a violinist.
Between 2006 and 2010, Rex was a chorister at Winchester Cathedral and was inspired to take up the organ as his third instrument, after the violin and piano. However, the organ quickly became his principal instrument. Rex then studied at Stowe School as a music and academic scholar, where he was taught by former St Peter’s organ scholar, Lewis Brito-Babapulle.