Brenda Portman - Concert Organist


“Brenda Portman’s recital was a stunning combination of impeccable technique, remarkable warmth, and musical depth. Her powerful interpretations….left the audience breathless. This is a musician of the highest talent, musicianship, and creative energy. No one should miss an opportunity to hear her.”
Robert Benson (Dean, Cincinnati Chapter, AGO)

"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, Franc
e)

“....one of the finest organists of this generation...”
Marilyn Mason
(University of Michigan)

"Brenda Portman is a superb organist, both technically and musically.  Her vast knowledge of all genres and periods of the organ literature result in satisfying performances."
Margaret Kemper (past AGO president)

“...memorable both for her firm technical command and her imaginative use of the organ's colors...”
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)

“That recital was the best hour of my life!”
Audience Member (Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati)

 

 

 


 

 

 

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