International Organ Competition
Save the Date for the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition!
Semi-Final Round: June 14 & 15, 2016
Final Round: June 18, 2016
Congratulations to the 2013 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition medalists:
- Pierre S. du Pont First Prize: Benjamin Sheen, 23, United Kingdom
- Firmin Swinnen Second Prize: Adam Pajan, 26, USA
- Clarence Snyder Third Prize: Baptiste-Florian Marle-Ouvrard, 31, France
The 2013 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition concluded June 22, 2013.
Learn more about the Organ Competition
The inaugural Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition has drawn musicians from around the world to compete for the largest cash award for an organ competition anywhere: the $40,000 Pierre S. du Pont First Prize. Open to organists between the ages of 18 and 30, the Competition began with a qualification round that featured performers from nine different countries. An audition jury comprising six esteemed members of the organ community anonymously evaluated the competitors' audition recordings and selected 10 of the organ world's brightest rising stars to compete live before a panel of renowned judges in a quest for the top prize. Benjamin Sheen was awarded the Pierre S. du Pont First Prize on June 22, 2013.
Coming in 2014—A Documentary in the Making
An exciting endeavor is taking root in the Gardens during the Competition. With the support of generous sponsors and the vision of established filmmaker and producer Eric Schultz of PCK Media, a 57-minute documentary is being made chronicling the journey of the 10 finalists and the orchestration of the International Organ Competition.
Thank You to Our Sponsors for Bringing this Documentary to Life.
Frederick R. Haas Legacy Fund
2013-2014 Season Performances
Our 2013-2014 Performance Series has been announced. Click here to view the schedule.