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Howard MoodyHoward (*1964) was born in Salisbury and works with arts organisations around the world as a composer, conductor and keyboard player, delivering transformational musical experiences.
As a keyboard player, he crosses the worlds of both classical and improvised music on piano, harpsichord and organ. He was an organ scholar at New College Oxford, studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and was prizewinner in both diplomas of the Royal College of Organists. He plays regularly with Orchestra of St John's and is also a principal keyboard player with English Baroque Soloists. Concerts and projects include collaborations with artists as diverse as David Watkin, Ken Aiso, Jan Schmolck, Jack de Johnette, Marianne Faithfull, Matthew Barley, Mark Padmore, Marc Almond, Richard Chew, Terza Rima, David Freeman, Shuang Zou, Ian McMillan, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, John Lubbock and Paco Pe&ntile;a. He has worked extensively as an improviser with the legendary saxophonist John Surman, including their duo album Rain on the Window (ECM), performing together in many of the major international jazz festivals.
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