Congratulations to Purcell School alumnus Sean Heath, who recently received a Fellowship of the Royal College of Organists (FRCO). He was awarded three prizes related to this exam: the Turpin Prize and Durrant Prize, the Harding Prize and Durrant Prize and the Samuel Baker Prize.
After completing his A Levels at The Purcell School, Sean continued his studies at Cambridge University, where he achieved a BA (Hons) and MPhil, and is currently studying for a PhD in history at St. Andrew’s University (thesis: Saint Louis in early modern France), where he is also a Campbell Watterson organ scholar. He performs frequently on organ and harpsichord around the UK and has toured many countries in Europe and North America with a variety of choirs and ensembles. His teachers have included Ann Elise Smoot, Susan Landale, David Sanger, and Gordon Stewart (organ) and Laurence Cummings and Terence Charlston (harpsichord).