About the Conductor
Conductor - Seb Gillot BA (Cantab), FRCO
Seb Gillot has been our Musical Director since his debut with Cantanti Camerati at our Golden Anniversary Concert at St Anne’s Church Kew Green, on Saturday 16th June 2018.
Seb graduated from Trinity Hall, Cambridge with a double first-class degree in Music. He remained as Graduate Senior Organ Scholar, accompanying the Chapel Choir and providing solo repertoire for services, foreign tours and recordings. While at Cambridge, he studied the organ with William Whitehead and Andrew Arthur, and, fostering an increasing love of Baroque music, subsequently took up the harpsichord with Andrew Arthur and Terence Charlston.
As well as conducting Cantanti Camerati Seb is the accompanist of Kingston Orpheus Choir, and, in July 2018, he took up the post of Organist at St Cuthbert’s, Philbeach Gardens. He is also increasingly in demand as a solo organist, and has given solo recitals at St. Paul’s Cathedral and The Three Choirs Festival, amongst other venues. He is also in demand as an accompanist and continuo player with groups including The Hanover Band and Eboracum Baroque. In 2017 he co-founded Endelienta Baroque, a group committed to exciting and inventive interpretations of a wide range of baroque repertoire. In addition to a wide variety of teaching and performing in London, Seb also supervises for the Faculty of Music in Cambridge. In 2017 he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, winning the Limpus/Shinn/Durrant, Doris Wookey and Samuel Baker prizes in the process.
Aside from his musical life, Seb is an avid follower of Wasps RFC and Middlesex CCC, and spends his spare time cooking and running unnecessarily long distances!