Darius Battiwalla Organ
Over the past ten years Darius Battiwalla has improvised scores to more than fifty silent films on both organ and piano, not only in cinemas but in churches and cathedrals throughout the country, as well as a regular series for the National Media Museum. He has recently been appointed Leeds City Organist, giving and programming regular recitals at the Town Hall. He also plays organ and piano both as a soloist and as a member of the Hallé and BBC Philharmonic orchestras. As an arranger, he has works performed regularly by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus and the Royal Northern Sinfonia and has arrangements commissioned by the Black Dyke Band, Huddersfield Choral Society and BBC Songs of Praise. Darius teaches organ, continuo and organ improvisation at the Royal Northern College of Music.