2023 International Organ Competition

The 2023 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition is open to organists between the ages of 18 and 30. The competition begins with a qualification round featuring applicants from around the world. An audition jury of six esteemed members of the organ community anonymously evaluated the competitors’ audition recordings and selected 10 of the world’s brightest young talents to compete live before a panel of renowned judges in a quest for the top prize.

The next Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition will take place June 20–24, 2023. Preliminary rounds will be held on June 20 and 21, with the final round on June 24. Applications will open on June 1, 2022. 

Congratulations to our 2019 Winners!

Pierre S. du Pont First Prize

Sebastian Heindl

Firmin Swinnen Second Prize

Bryan Anderson

Clarence Snyder Third Prize

Colin MacKnight

Audience Choice Prize

Sebastian Heindl

AGO Philadelphia Chapter Prize

Sebastian Heindl

Learn more about the Longwood Organ.

Special thanks to Grafton Piano & Organ for providing practice organs for our competitors.

The Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition is a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions.

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