Aaron hails from Motherwell and now lives in Glasgow, Scotland. He has a degree in music from the University of Glasgow, and is Principal Organist at St Bride’s Roman Catholic Church in Cambuslang. He is one of the team of recitalists who perform daily lunchtime concerts on the Lewis organ in Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow.
A long-term theatre organ enthusiast, Aaron is involved with the Scottish Cinema Organ Trust as well as the Cinema Organ Society. He is keen to promote the theatre organ to new audiences.
Following his 2019 performance at the American Theatre Organ Society’s annual convention in Rochester, New York, Aaron received the ultimate honour for a young organist of winning the international Young Theatre Organist of the Year competition, having won the UK title two years before. Only a few months later, Aaron was awarded the Ian Sutherland Award by the Cinema Organ Society, an award made directly to a player who displays outstanding talent and promise as a theatre organist.
Aaron has also received acclaim as a choral conductor, having conducted various ensembles, including a three year reign with the University of Glasgow Chamber Choir. He continues to work as a freelance conductor, accompanist and tutor.
Press Publications …
- Scots organist wins Young Theatre Organist of the Year award, Scottish Catholic Observer, 9th August 2019
- Aaron hits the right notes in US showdown, Wishaw Press, 7th August 2019
- Scotsman wins prestigious music award in New York, STV News, 30th July 2019
- Aaron named young theatre organist 2019, Rutherglen Reformer, 17th July 2019
- Gifted music student gets rare chance to play prized organ, The Herald, 14th October 2017
- Young organist hits the right notes to make Kelvingrove debut, The Evening Times, 13th October 2017
- Organ is Pure Theatre for Aaron, The Motherwell Times, 9 August 2017
- 2017 YTOY Competition Report, ATOS London & South of England, August 2017