Welcome!

 

 

You have found (possibly by accident) the home page of Paul Derrett, UK-based organist and organ builder.

 

 

 

Opened in April 2013, this website replaces one built up over several years at piczo.com which has now ceased to work.

 

 

It will take me some time to compile this new site, please bear with me.  Like many born before the internet age, I find that manipulating this sort of technology scrambles the brain and saps the will to live!

 

 

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A complete pipe organ addict from a very early age, Paul started both official organ lessons and ‘helping out’ (which largely consisted of making tea, boiling glue and sweeping up) at a local firm of organ builders at 12.  He studied at the Royal College of Music in London with Nicholas Danby, Richard Popplewell and Herbert Howells.  He now lives his childhood dream, giving around twenty recitals each year in (mostly) prestigious venues; recitals in 2013 included five UK cathedrals and Westminster Abbey.  He has recorded more than thirty solo CDs, several of which have received five star reviews.  Recitals have been given in France, Germany and Holland in recent years and in 2013 he was the most requested performer on the internet radio station organlive.com which is based in the U.S.A.  As a hobby he rescues unwanted instruments and has repaired and re-installed several of these over the years.