Frederick Stocken is a composer, organist and organ teacher based in London.
He is best known as a composer for organ, but he has also been commissioned to write music for choir, orchestra, ballet, and solo instruments. Leading organists who have played Frederick’s music include Gordon Stewart and William Whitehead.
Many orchestras have played his music, including the Royal Phillharmonic Orchestra. Leading conductors who have performed his music include Andrew Carwood, Vernon Handley, Charles Hazlewood and John Lubbock. Frederick’s music has been broadcast internationally, including on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. In London his music has been performed in the Royal Albert Hall, the Barbican and St John’s, Smith Square.
Frederick is Organist and Assistant Director of Music at St George’s Metropolitan Cathedral in Southwark, the catholic cathedral for the Archdiocese of Southwark. During his career he has given many organ recitals in leading venues.
He is also well known through his keyboard tutors, Scale Shapes (Chester Music). Another new keyboard skills tutor, written jointly with Anne Marsden Thomas, is to be published by Oxford University Press in 2017.
Dr Frederick Stocken’s teaching, which is an important facet of his musical vocation, is mainly within the Royal College of Organists and its RCO Academy. He also teaches at the Junior Academy and the Royal Academy of Music.
His news page gives up-to-date information on performances of his music and his other musical activities.