Bryan Anderson

Nationality USA

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Bryan Anderson enjoys a versatile career as a performer, church musician, teacher, and musical collaborator. Bryan is the winner of the 2023 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition, receiving the $40,000 Pierre S. DuPont Prize (the largest cash prize of any competitive organ event) and the Philadelphia AGO Chapter Prize for the best performance of a prescribed work by Florence Price. Bryan also took the Louis Robilliard prize and a 3rd prize at the 2021 Canadian International Organ Competition, and the Firmin Swinnen Second Prize at the 2019 Longwood Gardens Organ Competition.  He has also performed at national conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society. He appeared on the album Pipedreams Premieres, vol. 3, performing music of Henry Martin alongside Isabelle Demers, Stephen Tharp, and Ken Cowan. Bryan has completed a number of original orchestral transcriptions, including works by Duruflé, Alkan, and Debussy, and enjoys utilizing these arrangements in recitals.

Bryan received his Master’s Degree in organ performance from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in 2018, where he studied with Ken Cowan.  Bryan’s undergraduate work was completed at the Curtis Institute of Music, resulting in his Bachelor’s Degree in organ with Alan Morrison, and an Artist Diploma in harpsichord (studying with Leon Schelhase).  Previous teachers were Jeannine Morrison, in piano, and Sarah Martin, in organ.