Organ Scholar Guy Steed with LMH choir

The organ scholarship at LMH gives me a wide range of experience and skills - from solo and accompaniment organ playing to the leadership needed to successfully direct a choir.

Guy Steed ARCO (2nd year Physics Student), Keifeng Senior Organ Scholar

Biography

Guy is in his second  year of physics study at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford where he is the organ scholar under the direction of Nicholas Prozzillo. Prior to Oxford he was an assistant at St Mary’s Church, Ashford from 2010-2012 and then organ scholar at St Mary’s, Dover from 2013-2015.

Guy began his musical education in 2005 when he was selected to become a chorister at Canterbury Cathedral where he was trained by the organist, David Flood. It was at Canterbury that he began to learn the organ under David in 2008 (provided he had grade 5 piano first!).

Once he left the choir house, he attended St Edmund’s School Canterbury and then Simon Langton Grammar school for boys for the sixth form where he studied science A-levels.

Described as having a ‘voracious’ appetite for new music by a previous piano teacher, he gained grade 8 piano with distinction aged 14 and ARCO at 18. Now 20, he seeks to broaden and deepen his musicianship. He has organ lessons with William Whitehead and piano lessons from Spencer Payne.

Guy plays an active role in Music at LMH outside of Chapel, accompanying for various musicians alongside his physics studies. During his holidays he is often heard accompanying the Kent based Caritas Chamber choir for services in Canterbury Cathedral.