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Ian House

Telephone Number :  07837 277547

Email address :  ian@ianhouse.net

Website :  www.ianhouse.net

About Ian

Ian House is a popular concert musician who performs extensively throughout Europe. Over a relatively short space of time he has built a strong reputation for his musical creativity and technological knowledge and now works closely with Yamaha Corporation Japan and Yamaha Music Europe.

Born and raised in Bristol as part of an extremely musical family, it is hard to pin down Ian’s main creative influences. He was encouraged to begin his musical education at the age of seven and originally chose to study the keyboard, later progressing onto the organ. In the years that followed, he worked through his musical grades ultimately achieving a Performance Diploma from the London College of Music and Media. At the age of 13 Ian was introduced to the theatre organ through a visit to the Thursford collection in Norfolk, England. This inspired him to study the instrument further and he later went on to win the Young Theatre Organist of the Year competition in 2003.

Ian’s passion for music isn’t limited to just keyboard instruments, he is also an accomplished drummer and percussionist and has a keen interest in music technology with experience in both live and production sound.

On his 16th birthday, Ian started work at Swift Music in Bristol where he was introduced to music retail by Nick and Margaret Swift. His interest in the music industry, marketing and business began to grow and he soon came to the attention of Roland UK. This association would later develop to him touring with top of the range Roland Atelier series of instruments as well as programming many of their pre-made sounds and settings. Ian was subsequently asked to perform on behalf of Roland Europe which included several shows and promotions in Germany and Holland.

In 2009 Ian was feeling ready for a change and It was at this point that he was was approached and subsequently employed as the senior piano and keyboard specialist for Bonners Music Superstore, then the largest independent music instrument store in the UK.

As Ian’s name started to spread throughout both the concert circuit and music retail, Yamaha began to take notice and in May 2011 he was asked to work with the company. Yamaha is the world’s largest musical instrument manufacturer and Ian now works as both a consultant and a National Piano and Keyboard specialist for Yamaha Music Europe and Yamaha Corporation Japan – a role that see’s him take an active involvement in product development and also takes him throughout the country demonstrating their full range of digital piano and keyboard instruments, as well as assisting in marketing activities, product development and providing support and training clinics for customers and music shop staff alike.

As well as respected musician, Ian is also a freelance web developer and was the person who rebuilt the OrganFax website to its current form.

Ian’s passion for music and technology is contagious.

Ian's Photo Gallery

Ian at the Wurlizter in Woking. With fellow demonstrator Richard Bower during the Yamaha Tyros 10th Anniversary Tour  With fellow demonstrator Richard Bower during the Yamaha Tyros 10th Anniversary Tour

Ian's Concert Diary

Ian's Festival appearances

Ian will also be featured at the following festivals this year.

2017

March 31st

   Seacroft Spring Spectacular

April 10th

   Wizard Festivals Music For All

May 7th

   The Blackpool Extravaganza

June 26th

   AOE Summer Break

November 17th

   Chris Powell's Music4You Torquay

2018

January 12th

   Chris Powell's Musci4You Bournemouth SOLD OUT

Concerts in 2017
January 3rdEastbourne Piano and Keyboard Club
January 13thMusic4You, Bournemouth
January 14thMusic4You, Bournemouth
January 15thMusic4You, Bournemouth
January 21stChelmsford Organ and Keyboard Club
January 21stYamaha @ Kent Piano and Keyboard Expo
January 22ndYamaha @ Kent Piano and Keyboard Expo
January 26thTaunton and Wellington Keyboard Club
February 13thMedway Organ and Keyboard Club
February 17thBurgess Hill Keyboard Club
February 28thYamaha Xperts on Tour - Bolton
March 1stYamaha Xperts on Tour - Chester
March 2ndYamaha Xperts on Tour - Lincoln
March 3rdYamaha Xperts on Tour - Peterborough
March 6thYamaha Xperts on Tour - Exeter
March 8thYamaha Xperts on Tour - Portsmouth
March 9thYamaha Xperts on Tour - Eastbourne
March 13thYamaha Xperts on Tour - Bromley
March 14thYamaha Xperts on Tour - Chelmsford
March 15thYamaha Xperts on Tour - Banbury
March 16thYamaha Xperts on Tour - Leicester
March 19thMusic for the North East
March 20thYamaha Clavinova Tour with Michel Voncken - Edinburgh
March 21stYamaha Clavinova Tour with Michel Voncken - Preston
March 22ndYamaha Clavinova Tour with Michel Voncken - Bolton
March 23rdYamaha Clavinova Tour with Michel Voncken - Chester
March 24thYamaha Clavinova Tour with Michel Voncken - Sheffield
March 27thYamaha Clavinova Tour with Michel Voncken - Leicester
March 28thYamaha Clavinova Tour with Michel Voncken - Banbury
March 29thYamaha Clavinova Tour with Michel Voncken - Worcester
March 30thYamaha Clavinova Tour with Michel Voncken - Bromley
March 31stYamaha Clavinova Tour with Michel Voncken - Westcliff-on-Sea
April 1stYamaha @ Seacroft Keyboard Festival
April 2ndYamaha @ Seacroft Keyboard Festival
April 3rdCanterbury Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club
April 5thNorth Herts Organ Society
April 6thScunthorpe Organ Society
April 9thRutland Organ and Keyboard Music Club
April 10thBanstead Organ and Keyboard Club
April 11thYamaha Performance @ Music For All, Torquay
April 12thClacton Keyboard Music Club (Formerly Clacton & District Organ Society)
April 19thFife Electronic Organ Society
May 31stRegis Organ and Keyboard Club
June 29thAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE)
July 4thBexley Music Club
July 13thSleaford Organ Club
July 18thBournemouth Electronic Organ Society
July 28thCrawley Keyboard Club
October 11thEast London and Essex Electronic Keyboard Club
October 31stNorwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club
November 2ndNorth Staffs Organ and Keyboard Club
November 6thCheadle and District Organ Society
November 8thSutton in Ashfield Electronic Organ Society
November 14thLowestoft and District Organ and Keyboard Club (more details)

New Venue Carlton Manor Hotel

November 17thMusic4You, Torquay
November 18thMusic4You, Torquay
November 19thMusic4You, Torquay
Concerts in 2018
January 12thMusic4You, Bournemouth
January 13thMusic4You, Bournemouth
January 14thMusic4You, Bournemouth
February 5thNuneaton and District Organ Society
April 26thGainsborough Organ and Keyboard Club
May 30thBedford Organ and Keyboard Club
July 4thGrimsby and District Electronic Organ Society
September 7thColchester Organ Society