Thomas Trotter, one of Britain’s most widely admired musicians, will be giving a recital at St Laurence's Church as part of the Summer Festival. The excellence of his musicianship is reflected internationally in his musical partnerships. He performs as soloist with, amongst many others, the conductors Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Chailly and Sir Charles Mackerras. He has performed in Berlin’s Philharmonie, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Musikverein and the Konzerthaus in Vienna and London’s Royal Festival Hall.

He won the Royal Philharmonic Society award for Best Instrumentalist in 2002, and in 2012 he was named International Performer of the Year by the New York Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. In 2017 he was awarded the Medal of the Royal College of Organists for his achievements in organ-playing.

Thomas Trotter was appointed Birmingham City Organist in 1983 and he is also Organist at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey. Earlier in his career he was organ scholar at King’s College, Cambridge, winning the First Prize at the St Albans International Organ Competition in his final year. He received an Honorary Doctorate from Birmingham City University in 2003 and from Birmingham University in 2006.

Alongside his regular recitals in Birmingham, Thomas Trotter tours on four continents and plays at many international festivals such as Bath, Salzburg, and the BBC Proms. He is an active recording artist, appearing on the Decca, Hyperion, Regent and Chandos labels.

Thomas Trotter's recital at 1pm on Saturday, June 16, will feature works by Handel, Judith Weir and Rossini among others.

For tickets, call Ludlow Assembly Rooms box office on 01584 878141 or visit