Location: England, United Kingdom
Rupert Gough has been Director of Choral Music and College Organist at Royal Holloway, University of London since 2005 and previously spent 11 years as Assistant Organist at Wells Cathedral. At Wells he worked closely with the choir both as accompanist and choir trainer and can be heard on many different recording labels including six discs for Hyperion. His overall discography of some 40 commercial recordings encompasses work as a choir director, organist and harpsichordist, and includes the organ and choral works of Sir Percy Buck (Priory), the instrumental and choral works of Carson Cooman (Naxos and Albany) and the complete works for violin and organ of Josef Rheinberger.
Born in 1971, Rupert was a chorister at the Chapels Royal, St. James's Palace, and won a scholarship to the Purcell School. He received (with distinction) a Masters degree in English Church Music from the University of East Anglia whilst Organ Scholar at Norwich Cathedral. In 2001 he won Third Prize at the St. Alban's International Organ Competition. He is particularly renowned for his work in combination with violin as a member of the Gough Duo. The Duo's many American tours have taken them all over the USA from Florida to Alaska and during 2009 they performed to a capacity audience in the new Svetlanov Hall, Moscow. As a conductor he has worked with a variety of professional choirs and orchestras, as well as many distinguished soloists, instrumental and vocal.