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Ian House

Telephone Number :  07908 791 866

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.

2018

January 12th

   Chris Powell's Music4You Bournemouth SOLD OUT

May 20th

   St Audries Bay Organ & Keyboard Weekend

August 24th

   Musical Breaks with Chris Powell - Warwick/Stratford upon Avon

November 2nd

   Musical Breaks with Chris Powell - Bournemouth

2019

January 11th

   Musical Breaks With Chris Powell - Torquay

February 22nd

   Musical Breaks with Chris Powell - Bournemouth

April 8th

   Byron's Music For All

November 29th

   Musical Breaks with Chris Powell - Bournemouth

Concerts in 2018
January 10thSutton in Ashfield Electronic Organ Society
January 12thMusic4You, Bournemouth
January 13thMusic4You, Bournemouth
January 14thMusic4You, Bournemouth
January 20thYamaha @ Kent Piano & Keyboard Expo
January 21stYamaha @ Kent Piano & Keyboard Expo
February 5thNuneaton and District Organ Society
February 21stPlymouth Broadway Organ & Keyboard Club
April 5thWeston Organ and Keyboard Club
April 9thFelixstowe Electronic Organ Club
May 12thCambridge Electronic Organ Society
May 16thWatford Organ & Keyboard Club
May 30thBedford Organ and Keyboard Club
June 5thSouth Yorkshire Keyboard and Organ Club
June 12thLowestoft and District Organ and Keyboard Club
June 26thLaunceston Electronic Organ Club (more details)

Eagle House Hotel. 3 Castle Street. Launceston. PL15 8BA.

July 23rdDerby Organ and Keyboard Club
August 16thWeyhill Electronic Organ Society
August 21stBideford Keyboard and Organ Club
August 22ndFaversham Organ & Keyboard Concerts
September 7thColchester Organ Society
September 11thEast Devon Organ Club
November 14thWorld of Music (formally North East Derbyshire Organ Society)
Concerts in 2019
January 22ndNew Forest Organ Society
February 3rdStilton In Tune
April 1stCheadle and District Organ Society
April 3rdNorth Herts Organ Society
June 18thBournemouth Electronic Organ Society