Chris Bragg was born in Stirling, Scotland in 1980. Following a period as organ scholar of Dunblane Cathedral under the tutelage of Matthew Beetschen, he studied at the former Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama graduating in 2002 as a pupil of George McPhee and Michael Harris. Between 2002 and 2009 he lived in the Netherlands where he completed his Master’s organ study at the Conservatory of Amsterdam in the class of Pieter van Dijk. In addition, he undertook private organ study with Pier Damiano Peretti in Hannover as well as studying church music at the Conservatory of Utrecht.
Chris Bragg has performed solo recitals in six European countries and broadcast on both British and Dutch radio. He is Concerts Administrator at the University of St. Andrews, where he also directs an annual summer academy for organists. Bragg is organist of St. Salvador’s Episcopal Church in Dundee and is further active as a freelance performer, teacher and translator. Chris Bragg is also a features and reviews writer for the Rhinegold publication ‘Choir and Organ’ in which role he is currently researching a series about forgotten historic organs in Scottish houses courtesy of funding from the Eric Thompson Trust (Royal Philharmonic Society).