Myles Hartley was born in Whitehaven, Cumbria, in 1977. Whilst a chorister at Exeter College, Oxford, he began organ playing under Richard Tanner before gaining a Music Scholarship to Radley College, continuing studies with Robert Gower and David Sanger. Myles spent a year as Organ Scholar of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, before going to Worcester College, Oxford, fulfilling his duties as Organ Scholar alongside his degree studies in Music.
Having been Organist of St. Alban’s Church, Oxford, and a teacher of music at the Royal Latin School, Buckingham, Myles is now Organ Scholar at Harris Manchester College, undertaking post-graduate research into the music of the seventeenth-century composer, William Child. A Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, he accompanies choirs and gives recitals extensively. Non-musical interests include cooking and conjuring, occasionally at the same time!