Introducing the new Willcocks Organ Scholar!




The latest holder of the Sir David Willcocks Organ Award is 13 year-old Cameron Lewis, a chorister at Llandaff Cathedral and a pupil at Llandaff Cathedral School.




Thanks to the David Willcocks Music Trust CSA is able to cover six terms of organ lessons to a chorister who can demonstrate a genuine wish to play the organ as an additional instrument but is unable to do so for financial reasons.

In addition, Cameron will enjoy free Student Membership of the Royal College of Organists and the chance to attend of RCO’s day events.

Commenting on this year’s applicants, CSA Chairman Neil Chippington says: ‘We were delighted to receive entries for the CSA Organ Award from a group of extremely promising keyboard players. It was their innate and growing musicianship which was most evident and we are very pleased to be able to encourage one of these young players as they embark on learning the king of instruments.’

Stephen Moore, Director of Music at Llandaff Cathedral adds: ‘Cameron is a multi-instrumentalist; a grade 7 standard pianist as well as a singer and violinist. He is also a Music Scholar at the Cathedral School and attends the Junior Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on Saturdays.’

Over the course of the last year Cameron’s interest in the organ developed and he has had some ‘taster lessons’ and now looks forward to studying with Stephen for the next two years.

Let’s give the final word to Cameron himself. ‘I am passionate about music. I love being a chorister and enjoy choral music. My favourite composers are Haydn, Schubert and John Ireland.

I have sung in the Cathedral four times a week alongside the Cathedral Organ. This has been an amazing experience and I am very eager to learn to play and become an organ scholar.’