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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.
After the second round of the ImprovisationCompetition on 16 July, the jury of the International Haarlem Organfestival has declared there will be four finalists at the finale on Friday 18 July.
The finale will take place in St Bavo’s church in Haarlem, the Netherlands. The four finalists, will receive the theme an hour prior to their performance; pencil and paper are their only preparatory tools.
The theme for this 50th edition is specially composed by Louis Andriessen.
The jury, chaired by Stephen Taylor, includes five internationally renowned organists: David Briggs (Canada), Jürgen Essl (Germany), Zuzana Ferjencikova (Slovakia/France), Gilbert Amy (France) and Jan Hage (the Netherlands).