Kevin Bowyer was born in Southend-on-Sea in January 1961 and studied with Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, David Sanger, Virginia Black and Paul Steinitz.

He won first prizes at five international organ competitions (St. Albans, Paisley, Odense, Dublin, Calgary) and had early success with recordings.

In a career spanning more than thirty years, he has produced numerous CDs, including the complete organ works of J. S. Bach as well as much of the 20th century repertoire. He earned a reputation for playing “impossible” music, including the works of Xenakis, Ferneyhough, Castiglioni, and Kaikhosru Sorabji, whose eight-hour Second Symphony for Organ (1929-32) he performed several times, most notably at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie.

Solo concerts, radio recordings and lectures have taken him to many parts of the world. For nine years he was Senior Lecturer in Organ at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and also taught in many summer schools and courses.

Since 2005 Kevin has been organist at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and his concert activity is now mainly limited to performances there.
Kevin mixes music with his other persona as a writer of novels and short stories.