Clive Driskill-Smith

Clive Driskill-Smith

Clive Driskill-Smith (b.1978) is an English organist and the Sub-Organist at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford.


He was awarded the Sheila Mossman Memorial Prize by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music before winning a Music Scholarship to Eton College in 1990. From 1992 to 1994, he played the bassoon in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and in the National Youth Chamber Orchestra. After a year as Organ Scholar at Winchester Cathedral and Assistant Organist at Winchester College, he went up to Christ Church, Oxford, as the Christopher Tatton Organ Scholar. While at Christ Church, Oxford he was awarded the ARCM diploma in Piano Performance and the FRCO diploma with the Limpus, Shinn and Durrant Prizes and the Worshipful Company of Musicians' Silver Medal. He graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Music in 1999 and with the MPhil in 2001.

A pupil of David Sanger and Hans Fagius, he was awarded a Travelling Scholarship by the Royal College of Organists in 1999 and the W. T. Best Scholarship by the Worshipful Company of Musicians in 2002.

He was the winner of the Royal College of Organists' Performer of the Year Competition in 2000 and the Calgary International Organ Competition in 2002. He has recorded two solo CDs: The Organs of Eton College, released on the Priory label in 2004, and Fiat Lux, released on the Herald label in 2006.

He currently tours along with his regular duties at Oxford, where he is often heard with the noted Christ Church Cathedral Choir, under the direction of Stephen Darlington.

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