Organist Biographies

Dr John Frederick HudsonPhoto of John Hudson 

John Frederick Hudson has received many accolades for his diverse, passionate, and expressive style as a conductor, composer, and répétiteur. He will be making his conducting debut with the Aberdeen Sinfonietta Orchestra with Mendelssohn’s Symphony No.3 “Scottish”. Photo of John Hudson As a pianist, he has performed for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral Castle in a celebration marking her as the longest reigning monarch and recently performed for His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace for a private event celebrating the 10th anniversary of Dumfries House. He has both performed in the BBC Proms as well as assisted Simon Halsey in the preparation for Verdi’s Requiem with Marin Alsop, conductor.

Dr Roger B. Williams, MBE

Dr Roger B. Williams, MBE retired as Master of Chapel and Ceremonial Music in 2010 and continues as Organist Emeritus. As a performer, he pursued a freelance career in London before moving to Aberdeen. As well as giving recitals and his work at the University, he was Chorus Master to the RSNO in the 1980s and has played an important role in Scottish church music, playing for the Papal Mass at Bellahouston Park during Pope Benedict’s visit to the UK in 2010.

Dr Frauke Jürgensen

Dr Frauke Jürgensen is Lecturer in Music at the University of Aberdeen. She took a degree in organ performance before studying Musicology and vocal performance at McGill University in Montreal. She specialises in early music, and is an expert on fifteenth-century organ music.