About the festival

The festival was founded on the initiative of the City of Haarlem in order to involve the Müller organ in the Holland Festival. The first International Improvisation Competition took place in 1951, the International Summer Academy in 1955. Since 1986, the festival has taken place biennially during the month of July. The 52nd festival will be held in 2018.

The International Organ Festival Haarlem is organised by the foundation 'Stichting Internationaal Orgelconcours'.

The board
Rein van der Kluit (chairman), Nico Verloop (treasurer), secretary (vacant), Jaap Lampe, Adriaan Helmig and Luc Ponet.
Prof. Dr. Christoph Wolff is honorary member of the board.

Artistic Committee
Peter Ouwerkerk (chairman), Peter Adriaansz, Liesbeth den Boer, Leo van Doeselaar, Jan Hage, Dirk Luijmes and Ansgar Wallenhorst

Peter Ouwerkerk (general manager) on behalf of OpenOor

Erika Combée (till 2018)
Caecilia van Stigt (from 2018) (www.caeciliavanstigt.nl)

Marketing & PR
Franca Klaus (Communicatiebureau De Kippen)

The Festival is member of concourswijzer.nl

The festival is supported financially by the Haarlem City Council.