Andrew Dewar’s musical career started at an early age; he began playing the Organ at his local church in Yeovil (Somerset) at the age of nine. With a scholarship to Wells Cathedral School in 1996 he studied the Organ with Rupert Gough, David Sanger, David Briggs (improvisation) and Harpsichord with Dr David Ponsford. From 1999-2000 he was Organ Scholar at Wells Cathedral before moving to Germany where he studied at the Musikhochschule, Stuttgart, with Prof Dr Ludger Lohmann. Andrew is currently Organist at the American Cathedral in Paris.

Andrew has won prizes in the following organ competitions:

First Prizes
Pipeworks International Organ Competion, Dublin 2014
St Albans International Organ Competition 2005 (Including Audience Prize)
Bach prize, Wiesbaden 2005
Mendelssohn Competition, Berlin 2003
International Organ Competition, Landau an der Isar 2002 (Plus the Arthur Piechler Interpretation Prize)
Plymouth National Young Organists’ Competition 2001

Second Prizes
Canadian International Organ Competition, Montreal 2014 (Plus the Bach Prize)
Canadian International Organ Competition, Montreal 2008 (Plus the Olivier Messiaen Prize)
International Bach/Liszt Competion, Erfurt 2008 (Plus the Julius Reubke Interpretation Prize)
International E. F. Walcker Competition, Schramberg 2004
Organ ART Museum, Rhein-Nahe 2003
St Albans International Organ Competition 2003

Andrew performs solo recitals throughout Europe, Russia and North America. 2015 engagements include the Cirencester Organ Festival (UK), Jeunesse Concert Series Vienna, Thüringer Bach Wochen (Germany), and the Festival Bach de Montréal. Live recordings from recent concerts can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/user/ardinsel33. He served as a jury member at the 2015 International BACH | LISZT Organ Competition in Weimar/Erfurt (Germany).