The English pianist, organist, chorus master and conductor Adrian Partington is the son of professional musicians - a pianist and a violinist. He was a chorister at King's School, Worcester under Christopher Robinson and organ scholar at St George's Chapel, Windsor and King's College, Cambridge. He also studied at the Royal College of Music in London.
He was associate chorus master at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra during Simon Rattle's years there, and chorus master in Cardiff for the late Richard Hickox.
He works regularly with many of the UK's most famous choirs, including the Philharmonia, the London Bach Choir and the BBC Symphony Chorus, and is conductor of Bristol Choral Society. He has a duo with violinist Margaret Faultless and plays continuo with the English Chamber Orchestra, Florilegium and Collegium Musicum 90.
In 2007 he was appointed as director of music at Gloucester Cathedral, succeeding Andrew Nethsingha, and took up that position in January 2008.
A selection of M&V articles about Adrian Partington
Ensemble. Deliciously Romanticised - Keith Bramich attends the first evening concert of the 2016 Gloucester Three Choirs Festival
Ensemble. Quite Stunning - The 2015 Three Choirs Festival, enjoyed by Roderic Dunnett
Ensemble. Highly Successful - Roderic Dunnett looks back to Worcester's 2014 Three Choirs Festival, and forward to Hereford's Festival in July 2015
Ensemble. Cogent Achievements - Peter Maxwell Davies' tenth symphony and other British music, heard by Roderic Dunnett
Ensemble. The Finest of Them All - The 2012 Hereford Three Choirs Festival, reviewed by Roderic Dunnett
Ensemble. Exciting Teamwork - Roderic Dunnett was in Worcester for the 2011 Three Choirs Festival
Ensemble. Top Class Musicianship - Roderic Dunnett visits Gloucester for the 2010 Three Choirs Festival
Ensemble. Sing ye to the Lord - Roderic Dunnett was at the 2009 Hereford Three Choirs Festival
CD Spotlight - Surpassing 'Thornbury'? '... Partington and organ are thrillingly at one and in devoted service of the composer ...' The organ music of Basil Harwood, investigated by Robert Anderson