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Frederick Stocken

composer and organist


Frederick is Organist and Assistant Director of Music at St George’s Metropolitan Cathedral in Southwark, London.

Frederick began studying the organ with Kenneth Beard whilst a boy chorister at Southwell Minster in Nottinghamshire. He then studied with Derrick Cantrill as a student at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, passing his ARCO, with five prizes, whilst still at school.

He gained an organ scholarship to St Catharine’s College, Cambridge where he studied with Peter Hurford, passing his FRCO with three prizes. In both his Royal College of Organists diplomas Frederick gained the highest overall mark of any candidate in that particular exam session.

Frederick has given many recitals in venues that include leading city churches in London, cathedrals  and King’s College, Cambridge.  He has also played for live broadcasts on BBC radio and television. He often plays his own music in his recitals.

Prior to his appointment at St George’s  Cathedral, Southwark,  Frederick was Director of Music at St Mary’s, Woodford in north-east London, which has a renowned Grant, Degens and Bradbeer organ.

There are six Youtube videos of him playing various movements from Archangels (Links for: St Gabriel, St Raphael and St Michael) and Faith, Love, Hope.

Frederick can also be heard playing the piano with James Kirby on the Chandos label in Margaret Hubicki’s Goladon Suite  for piano duet (Dedication in Time: 2005; Chan 10322).