Brink Bush

BRINK BUSH is one of the leading interpreters of German Romantic organ music in the world today. He has performed and has made an extensive study of the organ works of the German-American composer, Wilhelm Middelschulte (1863-1943) and has performed throughout the United States, Germany, France, Austria, Israel, making his German debut at the Berlin Cathedral in 2001. Bush has given his lecture, “Wilhelm Middelschulte, his Life and Works” at Yale University, University of Iowa and for the National Convention of the American Guild of Organist, Chicago 2006. He was featured on American Public Media’s “Pipedreams” in a program titled Bach, Bush and Middelschulte. His New York debut was heard at Trinity Church Wall Street during the “Virgil Fox Legacy Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Concert Weekend” and he is editor of the book “The Innermost Secrets” by T. Ernest Nichols, a book about the performance technique of the late great Virgil Fox.

Brink Bush was most recently heard on BBC Radio 3, Late Junction Show featuring the Perpetuum Mobile of Middelschulte.  Bush presented a lecture about Middelschulte at the National Convention of the American Guild of Organists in Boston, June 2014 and recently performed Middelschulte’s arrangement of the Bach Goldberg Variations at Westminster Cathedral, London and Harvard University.

Brink Bush is one of the leading interpreters of German Romantic organ music in the world today. He has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe and made his German debut at the Berliner Dom. He was featured on American Public Media’s “Pipedreams” in a program titled Bach, Bush and Middelschulte. His New York debut was heard at Trinity Church Wall Street during the “Virgil Fox Legacy Twenty-fifth Anniversary Concert Weekend”.

Mr. Bush studied organ at Peabody Institute, the Juilliard School, and the Eastman School of Music. His principal teachers include David Craighead, Robert Elmore, Russell Saunders and Rosalyn Tureck.

Mr. Bush specializes in the German Romantic repertoire, especially the works of Gerard Bunk, Felix Mendelssohn, Wilhelm Middelschulte, Max Reger, Gerard Strecke and Ludwig Thiele. He has been sponsored by the Middelschulte family for three consecutive trips to Germany for his research on Wilhelm Middelschulte.

Mr. Bush has lectured at Yale University on the “Life and Works of Wilhelm Middelschulte”. His recording, Volume 1 of the Complete Works of Wilhelm Middelschulte, was released in October of 1999. Mr. Bush’s article on Wilhelm Middelschulte appears in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. He is the editor of The Innermost Secrets by T. Ernest Nichols, 2005, an analysis of the Virgil Fox technique, and is the primary contributor to the new Wilhelm Middelschulte: Complete Organ Works I published by Baerenreiter, 2007.

Brink Bush presently serves as Organist and Director of Music for Sainte Anne Parish, Salem MA.