OE elected Associate of Royal Academy of Music
David Pipe (Cr 1996-2001) has been elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music for his significant contribution to the music profession.
David read Music at Cambridge University as Organ Scholar of Downing College, later studying organ at the Royal Academy of Music. He has given recitals at many major venues across the British Isles, as well as during tours to the USA. He has appeared as both organist and conductor on national television and radio, and has featured on several recordings as organist and continuo player.
In May 2016 David took up the post of Director of the Organists' Training Programme and Cathedral Organist in the Diocese of Leeds, having previously been Assistant Director of Music at York Minster. He has been Principal Conductor of York Musical Society since 2012, achieving critical acclaim in works including Bach's St Matthew Passion and Verdi's Messa de Requiem.