Andrew Forbes

March 2022

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’.

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.

Andrew's programme featured works by JS Bach, Arvo Pärt , Parry, Muffat, Franck and Mendelssohn under the title "Outward Might, Inner Beauty". A real joy to have been in St Bride's to hear Andrew's playing!