The 10th anniversary of an organ competition founded by John Grew


An excerpt from a McGill Reporter article.

"“It was my crazy idea,” John Grew observed at the start of a conversation about what is now the only North American-based international pipe organ competition. “In North America, we are unique.”

The Canadian International Organ Competition which began Friday, Oct. 6, and which wraps up Saturday, Oct. 21, with a gala at Maison Symphonique, brings 20 competitors from 14 countries to Montreal for three rounds of competition. Three organ students at McGill’s Schulich School of Music will perform in at least Round 1 of the competition, which is focused on the work of Johann Sebastian Bach, at Église de l’immaculée conception at the corner of Rachel and Papineau streets."

To read the article, click here.

John Grew is a Professor Emeritus of Organ and Church Music at the Schulich School of Music. Competitors Nicholas Capozolli, Mária Budáčová, and Alcée Chriss are current organ students.