Ian Wright





What the reviewers said...





"Remarkable musicianship"

Dec 2019





" Intelligent and sensitive direction"

Dec 2019





"...whole performance evidence of the quality and detail of preparation"

March 2019





"clear and sympathetic direction"

June 2019





"careful and ambitious programming"

June 2019





"the long violin solo lament was movingly played and the reels exhilarating"

Jan 2019





"The whole experience was wonderful"

Jan 2018





"'A Child's Christmas in Wales'... set to music by Ian Wright...was an absolute delight!"

Dec 2017



Ian Wright Photo


About me...

a short biography 


Ian Wright was brought up in Wales, and his first musical experiences were through the church choir which he sang with from the age of 4. He took up the violin when he was 9, and went on to receive a classical training at the Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff under Sidney Partington, and the Guildhall School of Music in London under the Hungarian violinist Josef Aronoff. He studied at The City University in London and was awarded a BSc (Hons) degree in Music. Later, he also studied at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford, and was awarded a Bachelor in Theology degree from Oxford University. After 13 years as a Minister in the Church of England, Ian decided to work full time on his musical activities and teaching.  He has sung with many choirs including in Cumbria the Wordsworth Singers and Ensemble Buxtehude. He has appeared as soloist at both Carlisle and Lanercost festivals, and with several Cumbrian choirs.  He was Chorus Director of Cumbria Rural Choirs from 2016-2020.  He plays violin with the Folk duo Fain and ceilidh band Thrice Brewed, and teaches Violin and Voice in schools across north and west Cumbria for Cumberland Music Service. As well as composing and arranging music for choirs, he also currently directs Wigton Choral Society and Cockermouth Harmonic Society. 

Member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians