Bruce Stevens is active as a recitalist across the United States and Europe. He frequently plays for the annual national conventions of the Organ Historical Society, and he has performed for regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists and for the national convention of the American Institute of Organbuilders. After receiving degrees in music from the University of Richmond and the University of Illinois, he moved to Europe, going first to Denmark for a year of organ study in Copenhagen with Finn Viderø and Grethe Krogh. Later, he moved to Vienna to become a student of Anton Heiller for several years. He also studied at the Royal School of Church Music near London. Mr. Stevens has been a finalist in the American Guild of Organists competition as well as in other national competitions held in Los Angeles and Fort Wayne. Active as a recording artist, he has produced seven discs for Raven Recordings, including a series of four CDs devoted to Josef Rheinberger’s organ sonatas played on various historic American organs.
Mr. Stevens is organist for the historic Second Presbyterian Church in downtown Richmond, adjunct instructor in organ at the University of Richmond, and director of Historic Organ Study Tours (HOST), which he founded to further the study of historic organs in Europe and elsewhere. He also works as a writer-editor for the Virginia Department of Education.