Summer Academy 

20-31 July 2020

The Haarlem Organ Festival and COVID-19 - Update

The developments regarding COVID-19 are moving very fast. It is not yet clear what effects the strict measures taken by the Dutch government on March 17 will have on the Organ Festival. Of course we hope the Festival will continue. We will inform you about this as soon as possible, but no later than 10 April. For this moment we advise to wait with booking airline tickets, etc.

Registration for the 49th Haarlem Summer Academy for Organists is open!

Click here to find out how to subscribe and to go to the Application Form. You can subscribe till the end of June 2020.

 

What is the Haarlem International Summer Academy for Organists?

The Haarlem International Summer Academy for Organists was founded in 1955 and is therefore the oldest of its kind in the world! During the last 70 years the Academy grew from 4 teachers and 10 students to the largest Summerschool in the world. Now around 100-120 students from all over the world  even from China, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, South Corea, South Africa, United States of America, Chili, Syria...  travel to Haarlem each two years to attend masterclasses and study with the most distinguished organists of this time.
A very successful Young Talent Class has been part of the Academy since 2010, an unforgettable experience for the selected participants that for some was the beginning of a professional music education and even a starting career as a concert organist. 
The focal point of the Summer Academy is undoubtedly the world-famous Christian Müller organ (1738) in St. Bavo's Church. 

Click here for an overview of all Summer Academy courses to make your choice.

 

Improvisation Competition

22, 24 and 25 July 2020

The thematic material for the preliminary round is released! 

Click here to go directly to the page 'How to apply' with the thematic material

The competition is open to organists with recital experience in improvisation. A new element since 2018 is that there is no age limit. Application for the 53rd International Organ Improvisation Competition is open from February 1 2020. The recording must be in our possession by March 15, 2020. 

Use the drop-down-menu above to find more information about the International Improvisation Competition 2020!

Next Haarlem International Organ Festival:

18 July - 1 August 2020

Geerten van de Wetering winner of the Improvisation Competition

21/07/2018

The jury of the International Haarlem Organfestival has declared Geerten van de Wetering (Netherlands) as winner of the 52ndt Haarlem International Organ Improvisation Competition

21/07/2018

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Three finalists Improvisation Competition

20/07/2018

On Wednesday 18 July the jury has announced the names of the three finalists.

20/07/2018

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Presentation concert Summer Academy 2020

01/08/2020

Selected students of the Summer Academy

01/08/2020

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Presentation Concert Summer Academy 2020

01/08/2020

Selected students of the Summer Academy

01/08/2020

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Excellence Class in concert

31/07/2020

Top talents of the Summer Academy Excellence Class

31/07/2020

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Municipal Organ Concert

30/07/2020

Franz Danksagmüller & Geerten van de Wetering (Haarlem winner 2018)

30/07/2020

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Chamber Music Concert

30/07/2020

Menno van Delft (organ and harpsichord)

30/07/2020

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Organ recital

29/07/2020

Christophe Mantoux & Andrés Cea Galan

29/07/2020

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Municipal Organ Concert

28/07/2020

Bernhard Haas & Wolfgang Zerer

28/07/2020

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Organ, Flute and electronics

25/07/2020

Thomas Lacôte & Anne La Berge

25/07/2020

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Municipal Organ Concert

23/07/2020

Jürgen Essl & Jeremy Joseph

23/07/2020

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La Nativité illuminée (Dreaming like Messiaen)

23/07/2020

Gerrie Meijers (organ) & Marcel Wierckx (visuals)

23/07/2020

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Municipal Organ Concert

21/07/2020

Stefan Engels & Bernard Foccroulle

21/07/2020

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Chamber Music Concert

20/07/2020

Het Collectief (Brussels), Dirk Luijmes (harmonium)

20/07/2020

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Opening Concert

18/07/2020

Nationaal Gemengd Jeugdkoor conducted by Sigvards Kļava (Latvia), organ: Hayo Boerema

18/07/2020

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