Mr Siegfried Franke, Sub-Organist
Siegfried Franke joined the Cathedral choir as a boy in 1974. He began organ lessons with Dr June Nixon soon after in 1985, and completed a Bachelor of Music degree at Melbourne University with First Class Honours in Performance, receiving a number of awards and scholarships. Studying the organ in London with Richard Popplewell (then organist at the Chapel Royal at St James' Palace), he completed the ARCO Diploma from the Royal College of Organists and subsequently, FTCL from Trinity College London.
Siegfried has given many recitals and concerts in Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle. He is both Sub-Organist of St Paul's Cathedral and organist of Christ Church South Yarra.
Mr Lachlan Redd, Assistant Organist
Lachlan Redd graduated from the Manhattan School of Music in New York, with a Masters degree in piano performance. He was a scholarship holder and recipient of the Queen’s Trust for Young Australians. He completed his Bachelor of Music Degree with First Class Honours and was awarded the University medal from the Australian National University.
In 1995 Lachlan won First Prize in the Fourth International Youth Music Festival “Virtuosi of the year 2000” in St Petersburg. He was a finalist in the inaugural ABC TV Quest Competition (1995) and the following year won the national Keyboard Finals of the ABC Young Performer of the Year Awards. He has appeared as a recitalist and concerto artist for the ABC on simulcasts on ABC TV and Classic FM and as a soloist with the Melbourne, Adelaide, Tasmanian and Queensland Philharmonic and Symphony orchestras.
In 2004 Lachlan, as Curry Scholar, was appointed Assistant Organist at St Paul’s Cathedral; this position is supported by the Curry Scholarship and The Vera Moore Trust.