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.
|Concerts in 2020|
|January 11th||Cambridge Electronic Organ Society|
|January 30th||Gainsborough Organ and Keyboard Club|
|February 29th||Our Kind of Music - Bournemouth|
|March 1st||Our Kind of Music - Bournemouth|
|March 27th||Briston Organ Shows|
|April 4th||TopNote Events - Fareham|
|April 5th||TopNote Events - Fareham|
|April 15th||Fife Electronic Organ Society (more details)|
|May 13th||East London and Essex Electronic Keyboard Club (more details)|
Cancelled do to lock,down
|June 8th||Medway Organ and Keyboard Club (more details)|
|July 7th||Bexley Music Club|
|August 6th||Scunthorpe Organ Society|
|August 16th||Rutland Mainly Organ & Keyboard Concerts (more details)|
Cancelled owing to Covid 19
|November 28th||Our Kind of Music - Bournemouth|
|November 29th||Our Kind of Music - Bournemouth|
|Concerts in 2021|
|July 5th||Cheadle and District Organ Society|
|September 25th||Fleet Organ Society|