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 will also be featured at the following festivals this year.
|Concerts in 2018|
|January 10th||Sutton in Ashfield Electronic Organ Society|
|January 12th||Music4You, Bournemouth|
|January 13th||Music4You, Bournemouth|
|January 14th||Music4You, Bournemouth|
|January 20th||Yamaha @ Kent Piano & Keyboard Expo|
|January 21st||Yamaha @ Kent Piano & Keyboard Expo|
|February 5th||Nuneaton and District Organ Society|
|February 21st||Plymouth Broadway Organ & Keyboard Club|
|April 5th||Weston Organ and Keyboard Club|
|April 9th||Felixstowe Electronic Organ Club|
|April 26th||Gainsborough Organ and Keyboard Club|
|May 12th||Cambridge Electronic Organ Society|
|May 16th||Watford Organ & Keyboard Club|
|May 30th||Bedford Organ and Keyboard Club|
|June 5th||South Yorkshire Keyboard and Organ Club|
|June 12th||Lowestoft and District Organ and Keyboard Club|
|June 26th||Launceston Electronic Organ Club (more details)|
Eagle House Hotel. 3 Castle Street. Launceston. PL15 8BA.
|July 4th||Grimsby Keyboard & Electronic Organ Club|
|July 23rd||Derby Organ and Keyboard Club|
|August 7th||Eastbourne Piano and Keyboard Club|
|August 21st||Bideford Keyboard and Organ Club|
|August 22nd||Faversham Organ & Keyboard Concerts|
|September 7th||Colchester Organ Society|
|September 11th||East Devon Organ Club|
|November 14th||World of Music (formally North East Derbyshire Organ Society)|
|Concerts in 2019|
|January 22nd||New Forest Organ Society|
|April 1st||Cheadle and District Organ Society|
|June 18th||Bournemouth Electronic Organ Society|