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Andrew Forbes

Andrew Forbes is an innovative Scottish organist whose dynamic style of playing creates ‘a symbiosis between artist and instrument’ (The Montrealer). Appointed as Director of Music at Glasgow Cathedral aged 21, he is a winner of the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition and the RCS Prize for Early Music. 

A versatile artist, Andrew was hailed by The Scotsman for his ability to transform the organ into ‘the most sublime of musical conduits’. A growing international reputation sees Andrew performing throughout Europe, with solo appearances at the Philharmonie de Paris, Šv Matu International Organ Festival (Lithuania), St Paul’s Cathedral (London) and Westminster Abbey.

Andrew teaches organ and historical keyboards for Glasgow University and RCS Junior Conservatoire. Originally from Perth, he studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Glasgow University, and now learns with Dame Gillian Weir, supported by awards from the Hope Scott Trust and the McGlashan Charitable Trust.

www.andrewforbes.org


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