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Gabriele Agrimonti winner 53rd International Organ Improvisation Competition25/07/2021
The jury of the International Organ Festival Haarlem has unanimously declared the Italian Gabriele Agrimonti (1995) the winner of the 53rd International Organ Improvisation Competition Haarlem. The Flentrop Audience Award went to Cyril Julien from Switzerland.
Hayo Boerema organist at concert performance 'Dreams as Messiaen21/07/2021
Hayo Boerema replaces organist Gerrie Meijers in the performance of 'Dreams as Messiaen'
Henny Hogenbijl Music Prize 2021 for Peter Ouwerkerk03/07/2021
The Henny Hogenbijl Music Prize 2021 will be awarded this year to musician and organizer Peter Ouwerkerk. The prize, consisting of a statuette and a cash prize of € 15,000, is awarded annually to a person or organization that, often behind the scenes, has made a merit in the field of classical music. The award ceremony will take place on Thursday 22 July prior to the 'Dreaming like Messiaen' performance.
Summer Academy postponed again, Competition and concerts will continue in 202131/03/2021
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.