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The programme of the Summer Academy 2016 with well-known organists as Wolfgang Zerer, Guy Bovet, Christophe Mantoux, Thierry Escaich, Ben van Oosten and Ludger Lohmann has been released. Curious to know who else is coming to the summer academy and which lessons you can take part in? Take a look at here
Don't miss Dutch Radio 4 this evening (22 August)! Highlights from the final concert of the Haarlem International Organ Festival include the world premiere of These livid flames, performed by Bernhard Haas from the R.C. Cathedral of St Bavo. The broadcast begins around 21.45 hours in the Zomeravondconcert (Summer Evening Concert, following a concert by the Vienna Philharmonic / Salzburg Festival).
The jury of the International Haarlem Organfestival has declared David Cassan (France) as winner of the 50th Haarlem International Organ ImprovisationCompetition. Lukas Grimm (Germany) was awarded the Audience Prize.
The finale took place on Friday evening 18 July in St Bavo’s church in Haarlem, the Netherlands. The four finalists, David Cassan (France), Tobias Wittmann (Germany), Morten Ladehoff (Denmark) and Lukas Grimm (Germany) were given the theme an hour prior to their performance; pencil and paper were their only preparatory tools.
The theme for this 50th edition was specially composed by Louis Andriessen, who thus wrote his first work for the organ, and in so doing clearly looked back over his shoulder to his father Hendrik Andriessen.