About the Festival
The festival was founded in 1951 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 53rd Organ Festival will be held in 2021, when it will celebrate its 70th birthday.
The International Organ Festival Haarlem is organised by the foundation 'Stichting Internationaal Orgelconcours'.
Rein van der Kluit (chairman), Nico Verloop (treasurer), Laura van der Wijden (secretary), Adriaan Helmig and Luc Ponet (members)
Honorary member of the board
Prof. Dr. Christoph Wolff
Peter Adriaansz, Liesbeth den Boer, Leo van Doeselaar, Jan Hage, Dirk Luijmes, Ansgar Wallenhorst and Peter Ouwerkerk (chairman)
General Manager and Producer
Peter Ouwerkerk on behalf of OpenOor
Caecilia van Stigt (from 2020) (www.caeciliavanstigt.nl)
Marketing & PR
Franca Klaus (Communicatiebureau De Kippen)
The Festival is member of concourswijzer.nl
The festival is in the possession of the 'Culturele ANBI-status'.
IBAN NL77 INGB 0670 9604 38
Account holder: Stichting Internationaal Orgelconcours
The name and address of the bank is:
ING Bank N.V.
PO Box 1800
1000 BV Amsterdam
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