Internationaal Orgelfestival Haarlem en Organroxx slaan de handen in elkaar!
Haarlem ∞ Organroxx
One of the oldest organ festivals in the world join hands with Organroxx, the dynamic digital platform for organ lovers, organists and organ builders.
The Organ Festival Haarlem goes back to 1951 and includes the Summer Academy for organists and the prestigious Improvisation Contest on the world-famous Müller organ in de St Bavo Church and on the Cavaillé-Coll organ of the Philharmonie of Haarlem. The eight preselected participants for the contest are coming from Italy, Romania, Germany, Switzerland and The Netherlands.
More than 40 concerts, masterclasses and lectures demonstrate the rich history of the organ and the innovative ways in interpretation. Beside the Improvisation Contest you can enjoy concerts played by specialists like Olivier Latry, Ben van Oosten, Louis Robilliard, Leo van Doeselaar, Lorenzo Ghielmi, Bernhard Haas and Geerten Liefting (winner of the 2016 contest). The Summer Academy consists of 18 masterclasses with topics about Sweelinck, Bach, 20th century repertoire and César Franck.
You have to have a look at their complete schedule.
Organroxx Radio will broadcast the Improvisation Contest and most of the concerts in the fall of 2018.
Picture: Peter Ouwerkerk (left), Nico Declerck (right)