Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition

close up of a person in a blue suit jacket wearing a gold medal on a blue ribbon

June 20–24, 2023

The Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition welcomes the organ world’s brightest young talents to compete in the picturesque setting of our Gardens for the $40,000 Pierre S. du Pont First Prize, the largest cash prize of any organ competition in the world.

Learn about the 2023 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition, which took place June 20–24, 2023.

From learning about the Longwood Organ to studying organ transcriptions, the competition serves as an educational experience for both competitors and judges. Judges are chosen for their expertise and concentration in organ transcriptions (pieces written for other instruments, but played on the organ), as the inclusion of organ transcriptions in competition repertoire sets this competition apart.

View the Recording of Our 2023 Competition

2013 International Organ Competition Documentary Trailer

The documentary follows the competitors behind-the-scenes as the drama unfolds, leading up to the announcement of the Pierre S. du Pont First Prize winner. This documentary was made possible by the support of our generous sponsors, and the vision of established filmmaker and producer Eric Schultz of PCK Media.

Lead Sponsor: Wilmington Trust

Sponsors: Frederick R. Haas Legacy Fund, Crystal Trust, 1916 Foundation