Lucian Nethsingha

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Lucian Nethsingha (born 1936) is a Sri Lankan born British cathedral organist, who served in Exeter Cathedral.[1]


Lucian Nethsingha was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and educated at St. Thomas' College, Colombo. In 1954, he went to the Royal College of Music and studied with Ralph Downes and Herbert Howells.

He then studied music at King's College, Cambridge with Boris Ord and David Willcocks.

His son Andrew Nethsingha is also an organist.


Organist of:


  1. The Succession of Organists. Watkins Shaw.
  2. The Organs and Organists of Exeter Cathedral. Betty Matthews
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Kenneth Beard
Organist of St. Michael's College, Tenbury
Succeeded by
Roger Judd
Preceded by
Lionel Frederick Dakers
Organist and Master of the Choristers of Exeter Cathedral
Succeeded by
Andrew Millington