Leonard Sanderman

Senior Lecturer: Classical Music

BA (Hons) Music (Classical)

He studied Music at the University of Oxford and completed his Masters degree at the University of York with high distinction. He was initially taught the organ by his father, and later by a.o. Sietze de Vries, Ben van Oosten, Steven Grahl, and Nigel Allcoat. He participated in masterclasses with a.o. Hans Haselböck, Pieter van Dijk, and Peter Williams. He was Organ Scholar at Keble College, Oxford and Chichester Cathedral. From 2014-2018, he worked as Director of Music at St Wilfrid, Harrogate. Leonard is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists.

Leonard is a published author. He led an international team of researchers and musicians which transcribed, published, and recorded the complete sacred music of Alice Mary Smith, one of England's foremost women composers of the nineteenth century. Leonard is a prize-winning, commissioned composer, and contributed significantly to the Dutch Hymnal of 2013.

He maintains an active career as concert organist, frequently touring across Europe and the United States. Highlights from 2019 include a residency in Germany and a Christmas recital at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Fifth Avenue, New York. Leonard received critical acclaim for his live performance on BBC3 and recorded two CDs as organist on the label.harp (2018,2019) as well as a CD as choral conductor with his chamber choir, the Eoferwic Consort (2019).

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