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Summer Academy postponed again, Competition and concerts will continue in 2021


The organization of the International Organ Festival is very sad to announce that the Summer Academy has to be postponed again until 2022. The main argument is that it is still too risky to ask international students and professors to travel to Haarlem in these circumstances, and to gather on organ lofts with sometimes very limited space.

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News about the 2021 Haarlem Organ Festival!


We are very happy to announce that, despite the dilemma of organizing an event in very uncertain times, the Organ Festival will take place in 2021!

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Agnes Hylkema deceased


The Organization, the Artistic Council and the General Board of the International Organ Festival Haarlem announce with sadness that we have been informed of the death of the Haarlem ‘Stadsregistrant’ Agnes Hylkema. Agnes passed away on Monday, November 16.

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Geerten van de Wetering winner of the Improvisation Competition


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

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Three finalists Improvisation Competition


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

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One more night to go...


Come and join us for our unique festival!

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In memoriam Piet Kee (1927-2018)


Piet Kee, one of the most influential organists of the 20th century, died on Friday May 25th.

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Announcement participants International Improvisation Competition Haarlem


For the preselection round of the Haarlem Improvisation Competition, the organization received a record number of 26 entries from countries such as the United States of America, Canada, Italy, Romania, Germany, France, Switzerland, Hungary, Belgium, Japan and The Netherlands.

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Sweelinck-Muller Prize 2018


The board of the J.P. Sweelinck Prize in collaboration with the International Organ Festival Haarlem and the Orgelpark in Amsterdam is calling for candidates for the Sweelinck Muller Prize 2018.

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