Andrew J. Pike
Musical Director, Kidwelly
Born and brought up in Llanelli, South Wales, Andrew began piano and organ
studies at an early age; by the age of 16 he held his first post as an organist.
Andrew was taught piano by both Mr. Arthur Peckham and John Hywel Williams and
later the organ by Clive Phillips. Here began Andrew's love of choral singing
and the organ. At university he developed his studies of piano, organ, and
conducting under the tutelage of Malcolm Green and Timothy Lawford. During this
period, he made several recordings and broadcasts for national radio and
television, as well as many recitals. As an accomplished pianist and organist
Andrew has travelled extensively across the UK and Europe accompanying choirs
and soloists. As a recitalist he has also played many of the UK's most famous
Andrew for the last few years has been the musical director of the Kidwelly
Festival Choir, raising the Choir's profile locally. One of his greatest skills
is encouraging young people to play and sing, and giving young people the
opportunity to perform.
As well as a busy work schedule and playing career, Andrew is also the proud
owner of the ex-Embassy Braintree mighty Christie cinema pipe organ. Over the
last few years, he has been involved in many organ restoration projects in an
Andrew is resident accompanist for Loud Applause Productions and is a music
advisor to Loud Applause Rising Stars.