STEPHEN DISLEY studied organ at Liverpool Cathedral with Ian Tracey before winning a joint Foundation Scholarship to the Royal College of Music and London's Temple Church, studying with Dr John Birch. He won many prizes and awards, studied further under Daniel Roth at Saint-Sulpice in Paris and has performed in prestigious masterclasses.

As a recitalist and accompanist, Stephen appears frequently at the Royal Albert Hall and has played at all of the UK's major venues. He has performed and broadcast with ensembles such as the the Holst Singers, the Finzi Singers, Onyx Brass, the Budapest Radio Choir, and the BBC Singers including the newly-released recording of "Choir Book for The Queen", conducted by Stephen Cleobury. Other performances include Poulenc's Organ Concerto with the London Mozart Players, Janacek's Glagolitic Mass in the Montepulciano Festival, and regular Organ Galas with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO). He recently performed with the Mexico State Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Enrico Batiz. In 2014, Stephen appeared with the RPO at the Royal Festival Hall in two concerts marking the restoration of the Hall's organ.

Stephen is Sub-Organist at Southwark Cathedral and Founding Director of its Girls' Choir which, in addition to its weekly commitments at the cathedral, has undertaken tours to Bergen, Rouen, the Czech Republic, Rome, and Belfast. The Choir has made three CD recordings, all of which have received excellent reviews, the most recent including works commissioned for the Girls' Choir.

He has appeared as organist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus. In May 2008, Stephen appeared alongside Cantabile and Josh Groban in the Tim Rice/ABBA musical "Chess in Concert" at the Royal Albert Hall. This extraordinary event was released on DVD by Warner Brothers. He has also performed and recorded premiers of music by Judith Bingham, Bob Chilcott, Gabriel Jackson, Tarick O'Regan and others. Stephen has been involved with the John Armitage Memorial Trust (JAM) since 2008 and is an instrumental tutor at the City of London School.
Stephen Disley 20042015