"I've been listening to great organists play great organs for
most of my life. My early memories include Virgil Fox and E. Power
Biggs, who were featured on early television and popular recordings.
When I heard and saw Brenda play, I knew I was in the presence of an
extrordinary musician. She played within herself, with astonishing
virtuosity and thrilling musicality. This lovely young mom is a rare
find. I hope she understood when I dubbed her E. Power Portman."
Larry Fillingham (Audience Member, Plymouth Church, Seattle)
“....a very gifted performer….a magnificent and brilliant interpretation….certainly one of the most talented musicians of her generation”
Frédéric Blanc (Concert Organist, Paris, France)
“....one of the finest organists of this generation...”
Marilyn Mason (University of Michigan)
Portman is a superb organist, both technically and musically. Her
vast knowledge of all genres and periods of the organ literature result in
Margaret Kemper (past AGO president)
both for her firm technical command and her imaginative use of the organ's
Richard Webster (Music Director, Trinity Church Boston)
"Brenda Portman is a major talent. She plays with a great sense of line and she has technique to burn!"
Doug Cleveland (University of Washington)
recital was the best hour of my life!”
Audience Member (Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati)