Greg Smith is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, where he studied organ, piano accompaniment and conducting. He holds the Associate Diploma of the Royal College of Organists, in which he won the Sawyer and Durrant prizes, and is a Licentiate of Trinity College, London.
Born in Kent, his early musical training began with David Flood and Michael Harris at Canterbury Cathedral, and whilst a student at the Harvey Grammar School, Folkestone, Greg won many prizes as an organist and pianist throughout the country. In 1990, one year after joining the RNCM, he was the Under-21 winner of the Paisley International Organ Festival, which led to recitals at Clare College, Cambridge; Coventry Cathedral; Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow; and the Royal Festival Hall, London.
Since this success, Greg has given recitals as an organist and accompanist at many venues throughout the UK, including the cathedrals of Carlisle, Manchester, Newcastle, Ripon, Rochester, Sheffield, St. Giles Edinburgh, and Truro; as well as at Cartmel Priory, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, and York Minster.In 1996 Greg was appointed Organist and Director of Music at Northallerton Parish Church, a post he held until 2014. During their 2006-7 season he acted as Accompanist to the Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus. Greg is currently Assistant Accompanist for Harrogate Male Voice Choir and Principal Conductor and Chorus Director to the North Yorkshire Chorus.