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!
The festival will be slimmed down to the duration of one week: 17 - 24 July 2021. The Improvisation Competition and the Summer Academy will also continue as corona-proof events. An international team of top organists, consisting of Ben van Oosten (The Hague, NL), Thomas Lacôte (Paris, F), Bernard Foccroule (Brussels, B), Menno van Delft (Amsterdam, NL), Jeremy Joseph (Vienna, A) and Hayo Boerema (Rotterdam, NL), guarantees masterclasses at the highest level on subjects such as Bach, Improvisation for beginners and advanced, Widor, Vierne, Messiaen and Sweelinck.
On January 15, 2021 the thematic material for the second Preliminary round of the Improvisation Competition will be released on this website. Deadline for sending recordings is on March 1, 2021.