Greg Smith

Greg Smith is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, where he studied organ, piano accompaniment and conducting. He holds the Associate Diploma of the Royal College of Organists, in which he won the Sawyer and Durrant prizes, and is a Licentiate of Trinity College, London.

His early musical training began at Canterbury Cathedral with David Flood and Michael Harris and whilst a student at the Harvey Grammar School, Folkestone, Greg won many prizes as an organist and pianist throughout the country. In 1990, one year after joining the RNCM, he was the Under-21 winner of the Paisley International Organ Festival, which led to recitals at Clare College, Cambridge; Coventry Cathedral; Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow; and the Royal Festival Hall, London.

Since this success, Greg has given recitals as an organist and accompanist at many venues throughout the UK, including the Cathedrals of Canterbury, Carlisle, Manchester, Newcastle, Ripon, Rochester, Sheffield, St. Giles Edinburgh, Truro, Wakefield; together with Cartmel Priory, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, and York Minster.

In 1996 Greg was appointed Organist and Director of Music at Northallerton Parish Church, a post he held until 2014. During their 2006-7 season he acted as Accompanist to the Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus and from 2007-2020 was Principal Conductor and Chorus Director for North Yorkshire Chorus. At the beginning of their 2002 season Greg began working with Ripon Choral Society and in June 2013 he performed as soloist in Poulenc's Organ Concerto in Ripon Cathedral, in a summer concert celebrating the Tour de France and Ripon Choral Society's sixtieth anniversary.

Currently employed by South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, he now works at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton. Greg is accompanist for Knaresborough Choral Society and Stokesley and District Choral Society. He also works as a freelance musician throughout the North East of England.