David Phillips studied organ at the Royal Academy of Music in London, England. During this time, he  was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College  of Organists (F.R.C.O.) and, by virtue of achieving  distinction in final year playing examinations, he  was presented for and received  the prestigious  Recital Diploma (Dip. R.A.M.). He also received  prizes for performance, accompaniment and  improvisation.  An Arts Council bursary financed  study of the Symphonies of Louis Vierne with David Sanger (UK), and he has  received further organ tuition from Peter Hurford (UK), Naji Hakim (France)  and Jacques van Oortmerssen and Ewald Kooiman (The Netherlands). A master of a wide repertoire, David has given recitals in the UK, Canada and the USA at many illustrious venues, including: the Cathedrals of St Paul’s, Truro,  Bristol, Portsmouth, Chichester, St Edmundsbury, Coventry, Birmingham,  Sheffield, Bradford, Chester and Newcastle; Westminster Cathedral;  Westminster Abbey; Blenheim Palace; Halifax Minster;  in Oxford, Exeter  College, Magdalen College and The Queen's College; in Cambridge, Great St  Mary’s; in Scotland, St Giles’ Cathedral and Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh; in  Montreal, Christ Church Cathedral, St Matthias’ (Westmount) and the Church of St Andrew & St Paul; in Toronto, St James’ Cathedral and Yorkminster Park  Baptist Church; in Boston, King’s Chapel; in New York City, St Thomas’ Church,  Fifth Avenue, and the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Times Square; Washington  National Cathedral; and in California, First United Methodist Church, San Diego, and the Cathedral of St Mary of the Assumption, San Francisco.