Sign up for the newsletter:
The International Organ Festival Haarlem is pleased to announce the competitors for the 50th Organ ImprovisationCompetition. From 22 applications from 11 countries, the following 8 contestants have been selected to compete in Haarlem from 14-18 July: Jacob Lekkerkerker, Geerten Liefting and Harmen Trimp (Netherlands), David Cassan (France), Lukas Grimm and Tobias Wittmann (Germany), Morten Ladehoff (Denmark) and Luke Mayernik (USA).
For music lovers wishing to relish the buzz of this famous festival, including recitals, lectures and excursions (to Leiden, Alkmaar and Utrecht) as well as a number of public masterclasses, a range of attractive programmes of varying length has been drawn up, including a choice of accommodation. Click here for more information.
We hope to welcome you in Haarlem for our 50th anniversary!
In the second half of July a host of celebrities from around the world will descend on Haarlem, giving recitals and lectures and teaching at the renowned SummerAcademy. The anniversary recital on 15 July will be given by two of the most prominent international soloists: the Dutch organist and conductor Ton Koopman and Olivier Latry (Notre Dame, Paris), with a programme from Bach to Messiaen's L'Ascension. Among the guests in some ten celebrity recitals and many other events are the Japanese Bach specialist Masaaki Suzuki and the Italian organist, musicologist and teacher Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini. The closing recital by the German contemporary music specialist Bernard Haas will include the world premiere of a work commissioned from the French composer Hugues Dufourt: These livid flames. Click here for the main festival events.