The Australian organist, Marko Sever, has emerged as a powerful presence in the organ world. Equally at home in the concert hall and in the liturgy, his virtuosic performances have taken him to some of the most prestigious venues across Europe and Australasia.
Marko is the current Organ Scholar at Westminster Cathedral, where he regularly accompanies and directs the famed Cathedral Choir. He has recently recorded his debut CD, Symphonie-Passion, on the Cathedral’s world-famous Grand Organ, considered the crowning achievement of Henry Willis III (release date - 1 August).
Before this, Marko spent two years at St Albans Cathedral, where, in addition to playing regularly for the choral liturgies he assisted in the training of the Cathedral’s choristers, and appeared on the Cathedral Girls Choir’s recording of works by Michael Haydn. During his years in London, he also held positions at All Saints Margaret Street, and The London Oratory, after gaining valuable experience of the choral tradition at St James’ King Street, in Sydney.
A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, Marko gained his master’s degree in Organ Performance studying the organ with David Titterington and Gerard Brooks, as well as choral conducting with Patrick Russill. He has received further tuition from Colin Walsh, Martin Baker, and David Cassan.
Marko received his formative training from Philip Swanton at both Canberra Grammar School and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Marko’s passion for exploring new areas of the organ literature has led him to commission composers to contribute new works to the repertoire, notably Francis Pott’s Surrexit Hodie. A prizewinning Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, Marko’s repertoire spans five centuries of the finest music written for the organ.