- Michael Bell
- Born: 1975
Bell (BMus, DipTchg) is presently resident organist and composer at St Matthews in the City and a music teacher at Avondale College, Auckland. He also teaches organ at Baradene College. He has a passion for the music of J.S. Bach and improvises with traceable Baroque elements. Bell’s musical ambitions centre on composition. He is currently working on twenty-four preludes and fugues for keyboard and ongoing works for orchestra and voice. In 2009 his “Magnificat Antiquitatis” was performed by Bach Musica at the Holy Trinity Cathedral and he won first equal prize in the ORGANZ composition competition the same year. In 2011 St Matthews in the City premiered his “Mass for the Patronal Feast” for the new Willis organ recently installed in the church.Source: Michael Bell, February 2012.