Alexander Ffinch at the organ

Alexander Ffinch studied at the Royal College of Music, and was later organ scholar of Keble College, Oxford where he subsequently became a pupil of Thomas Trotter. He was resident organist at Lancaster Town Hall where he gave over 100 recitals in the 1990’s and also gained recognition in the St Albans Interpretation Competition in 1999. He has performed in the UK, Europe, USA and Asia.

Alexander Ffinch playing the organ

He was appointed College Organist of Cheltenham College in 2004, after a three-year tenure as Director of Music at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and is responsible for the daily organ playing in the College Chapel as well as accompanying the Choirs.

Throughout his time at Cheltenham, he has continued to give recitals regularly and has featured in Cheltenham International Music Festival and also on BBC Radio 3 broadcasts as organist. In 2017, he oversaw the second complete rebuild of the Cheltenham College organ by Harrison and Harrison, and he continues to promote opportunities for both the young organists and visiting recitalists at the College.

His schedule for 2019 includes numerous engagements across the globe and the release of his first solo album Transformations (DDA 25193) which includes the world premiere recording of The Dancing Pipes by Jonathan Dove.

“…I like this performance enormously. The control of colours is masterly: there’s a lovely play of timbres throughout and you sustain a gradual development all the way to the end, which is thrilling. Bravo!...”

Jonathan Dove