CONTESTANT

Oliver Brett (Verenigd Koninkrijk 1985)

Born in Kent in the UK in 1985, Oliver Brett was educated as a music and academic scholar at Tonbridge School and then as organ scholar of King´s College, Cambridge from where he graduated in 2007 with a degree in music. Since then, he has held positions at Westminster Cathedral, Durham Cathedral and St Mary´s Cathedral, Sydney. He is currently a doctoral student at the Eastman School of Music, studying the organ with Prof David Higgs. He is also studying for a Masters in harpsichord with William Porter. He serves as Director of Music at St Anne´s RC Church and plays the organ for Christ Church´s Schola Cantorum. He is in demand as a choral accompanist and continuo player, regularly collaborating with many of Eastman´s choral ensembles.
In October 2017, Oliver was awarded second prize and the Royal Canadian College of Organists´ Prize at the Canadian International Organ Competition.