Competition Results 2021

Many thanks to Prof Stephen Darlington for hours of hard work watching the video entries.

The results of the 2021 competition are as follows:

Novice Class

(£25 prize sponsored by Viscount Organs Wales)

Winner: Benedict Tanner

Highly Commended: Joe Hyam, James Lilley

Commended: Sophia Middleton, Gavin Phelps, Zihan Wang.

Intermediate Class

(£50 prize sponsored by Viscount Organs Wales)

Winner: Christopher Brain

Commended: Saralynn Culpepper, Ischia Gooda, Louis Young.

Advanced Class

(£75 prize sponsored by the Royal College of Organists)

Winner: Francois Cloete

Highly commended: Oscar Louis Colliar

Commended: Davon Halim, Miriam Reveley

Francois Cloete video.mp4

Francois Cloete of Wells Cathedral School (winner, Advanced Class), played Bach's Prelude in D, BWV 532, and Messiaen's Transports de Joie

Christopher Brain of Winchester College (winner, Intermediate class), played Buxtehude's Praeludium in D, BuxWV 139


Christopher Brain - Buxtehude Praeludium in D major BuxWV139.mp4
Benedict Tanner Video Bach Ich ruf.mp4

Benedict Tanner of Rugby School (winner, Novice class), played Bach's Orgelbuchlein Prelude, 'Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ', BWV 639