Our musicians

Ashley Grote - Master of Music

Ashley has held the post of Master of Music at Norwich Cathedral since September 2012. He is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Cathedral music department, directing the boys’ and girls’ choirs in their busy programme of choral services, concerts, broadcasts and recordings, and is also conductor of Norwich Cathedral Chamber Choir.

Born in 1982, Ashley was a chorister at King’s College, Cambridge from 1990-95 and returned as organ scholar from 2001-04. As organ scholar at King’s he performed internationally with the world-famous choir and accompanied numerous recordings, radio and television broadcasts. Ashley has subsequently held posts as organist-in-residence at Tonbridge School (2004-05), Assistant Organist of Westminster Abbey (2005-08) and Assistant Director of Music at Gloucester Cathedral (2008-2012).

Ashley is in demand as an organ soloist, having studied with Nicolas Kynaston in London since 2002. He has performed throughout the UK, USA and Europe with recent concerts in Italy, Germany and Sweden. His first solo disc, of organ symphonies by Louis Vierne, was released in June 2012 and described by Gramophone magazine as a ‘top-notch recording’.

David Dunnett - Organist

David has been organist at Norwich Cathedral since January 1996 and was also Master of Music from 1996-2007.

He was educated at King Edward’s School, Birmingham and Clare College, Cambridge where he assisted Tim Brown and studied the organ with John Pryer, John Bishop and David Sanger. He continued studying with David Sanger as a postgraduate at the Royal Academy of Music and also spent a year as Organist of Marylebone Parish Church. He worked in the United States as Director of Chapel Music and Staff Accompanist at the College of Wooster, Ohio, before becoming Assistant Director of Music at Uppingham School.

He became Sub-Organist at Winchester Cathedral in November 1991 and subsequently performed with Winchester Cathedral Choir in concerts, broadcasts, recordings and tours to Brazil, USA and Australia. He assisted David Hill with the Waynflete Singers, taught at Southampton University and is a previous conductor of the Southampton University Chamber Choir and Winchester Music Club.

David is a busy organ recitalist both here and abroad and also regularly accompanies singers and instrumentalists on the organ, harpsichord and piano. He features on numerous recordings as conductor, soloist and accompanist and has given recitals in Europe, USA and Russia. He is the Choral Conductor of the Norwich Philharmonic Society, a previous part time lecturer at the UEA and a busy examiner.

George Inscoe - Assistant Organist

George is the Assistant Organist at Norwich Cathedral, having previously held the cathedral's organ scholarship. Prior to his move to Norfolk, he was the organ scholar at the Temple Church and St Mark’s Church, Hamilton Terrace in London. His musical career began as a chorister at Canterbury Cathedral. In December 2005 he was chosen to be a soloist for the Young Voices Tour of the UK, performing in some of the countries’ largest and most prestigious concert halls including the Manchester and Sheffield Arenas, the Birmingham NIA and the Royal Albert Hall in London. Other prestigious events included the 2008 Lambeth Conference. He was made Senior Chorister in his final year.

He studied the Piano and the Organ with David Flood whilst a student at St Edmund’s School, Canterbury where he was a music scholar. He took part in many musical performances during his time at St Edmund’s culminating in a performance of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue during his final Gala Concert in Canterbury Cathedral.

George is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music where he was a scholarship student, studying with Susan Landale (in London and Paris) and Bine Bryndorf (in Copenhagen), he also studied improvisation with Gerard Brooks and Neil Wright. Whilst at the academy, George won numerous prizes for performance and academic achievement and performed regularly in concerts as part of the renowned Bach Cantata series and Widor Organ Symphonies series. During his four years in London, George performed with the London Mozart players in Cadogan Hall; the City of London Sinfonia in St Paul’s Cathedral and appeared on stage at the Royal Festival Hall.

Since moving to Norwich, he has given numerous recitals around the county, and has performed regularly with Norwich Baroque as a continuo player.

When not at the Organ, George will often be found playing football or out on the Golf course!