The Charles Wood Festival Organ Scholarship enables a young organist to attend the CWFM week free of charge, working alongside the Charles Wood Singers under the guidance of the Artistic Director.
The CWFM Organ Scholar for 2016 is Edward Picton-Turbervill.
Edward was a chorister at Winchester Cathedral, and then went on to EtonCollege as a music scholar, where he was subsequently awarded an academic scholarship. He divided his gap year in New Zealand between Auckland Cathedral and Christchurch Cathedral. As organ scholar of St John's College Cambridge, he has played for numerous live broadcasts both in the UK and abroad, recorded three CDs, premiered works by Nico Muhly and Francis Pott, and performed in some of the major international concert halls, including the Herkulessaal in Munich, the Esplanade in Singapore and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. In his final year at Cambridge, he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists and graduated with a Double First in Music. He is an ardent environmentalist, and is currently reading for an MPhil in Environmental Policy at Cambridge, having been awarded a Benefactor's Scholarship by St John's.