Conditions for application

This information concerns the Improvisation Competition of 2018 and is only informative. The information about the Competition in 2020 will be on the website around the Summer of 2019.


Conditions for application
The competition is open to professional organists of all ages. They are expected to have recital experience in improvisation and must be prepared to tackle technically demanding and sometimes experimental material in prescribed and free forms. 

Those wishing to take part in the competition are required to:

  • fill in the online application form
  • send a scan of a recent and valid passport or ID to or send it by post
  • send a recording of five improvisations (or one improvisation in 5 parts) making use of the thematic material composed by Thomas Lacôte (Paris, France) which can be found here
  • so submit by March 1st 2018 this recording (.mp3 or .wav), to be send preferably by WeTransfer to, or by post mail on CD (no Mini-Disc or audio-tape, see for more details under). 

Your application is complete when it has been confirmed by the festival office.

Postal delivery
Applicants who don’t want to make use of WeTransfer are advised to send recordings by registered priority post addressed to our office postal address (to be requested with an e-mail to - don’t use any old postal addresses), and to send us an e-mail to inform us that the recording has been posted; confirmation will be sent when the recording has arrived. You are advised to keep their original recording and submit a copy!

Application is CLOSED.