Many people become renowned in the musical world, but only a rare/select few for three distinct disciplines/talents. As a Conductor, organist and pianist, Wayne Marshall has managed to do precisely this. Whether fulfilling his duties as the Chief Conductor of WDR Funkhausorchester Cologne; Organist in residence at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, guest appearances with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, or with many other orchestras, Wayne has become known for his musical diversity.
As pianist and organist, Wayne has been featured extensively on CD, and has performed recitals at some of the world’s most prestigious venues as well as performing as soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra.
From Cradle to the Stave
Wayne’s relationship with music began at an early age. By the age of three, he had already familiarised himself with the piano, and only began to take formal lessons a few years later.
From student to Maestro
Wayne was a student at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester from 1971 to 1979. He won a Foundation scholarship to the Royal College of Music in London, which was combined with the post of Organ Scholar at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, and was a Post Graduate student at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna from 1983-84.