Frederick Stocken is a composer, organist and organ teacher based in London.
He is probably best known as a composer of sacred music, especially for the organ, but he has also been commissioned to write music for orchestra, ballet, choirs and solo instruments. His most recently published work is The Prayer of St Richard of Chichester (Banks, 2015).
Frederick’s music has been performed by leading musicians such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; the musicians of the Brompton Oratory in London; and the State Theatre in Giessen, Germany. Leading conductors who have performed his music include Andrew Carwood, Vernon Handley, Charles Hazlewood and John Lubbock. Leading organists who have performed his music include Gordon Stewart and Philip Berg. Frederick’s music has been broadcast internationally, including on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. In London it has been performed in the Royal Albert Hall, the Barbican and St John’s, Smith Square.
Frederick is also well known through his keyboard tutors, Scale Shapes (Chester Music). Another new keyboard skills tutor, written jointly with Anne Marsden Thomas, to be published by Oxford University Press, is forthcoming.
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 recitals in leading venues.
Frederick’s teaching, which is an important facet of his musical vocation, is mainly within the Royal College of Organists and its RCO Academy.