ORGEL FESTIVAL HOLLAND

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Organ Festival Holland 2019

once again a vibrant scene for young international talent

 

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From 21 to 28 June 2019 the Organ Festival Holland will make the centre of Alkmaar the international podium for young talented organists. During the competition the three famous historical organs of the Grote Kerk and the Kapelkerk form the battleground where ten selected contestants will fight it out for the prizes.

The young Franz Casper Schnitger, who surpasses his father and teacher Arp Schnitger as an organbuilder with his Alkmaar instrument, is the subject of the symposium The better Schnitger. The Academy masterclasses are a great opportunity to meet the famous members of the jury. And during the festival Alkmaar schoolchildren will again have a chance to show their ambitions on the DOE-organ.

At the opening concert of the festival the spotlight is on the young singers of the St Salvator’s Chapel Choir of the Scottish University of St Andrews, conducted by Tom Wilkinson. Another highlight during the festival will be the double recital by Hannes Minnaar, piano, and Wolfgang Zerer, organ, playing music by Bach. The sizzling final of the competition will be the prelude to promising young careers.

Stay tuned, there is more to come.

 

Hannes Minnaar, Wolfgang Zerer, Martin Böcker, Krzysztof Urbaniak, Bas de Vroome, Tom Wilkinson, Bernard Foccroulle, Cees van der Poel, Gerben Gritter, Pieter van Dijk, Frank van Wijk, Tjeerd van der Ploeg

 

Concours

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Members of the jury of the International Schnitger Organ Competition 2019

 

The members of the jury of the 13th International Schnitger Organ Competition have been appointed. They are all internationally famous and inspiring: Krzisztof Urbaniak from Poland, Wolfgang Zerer and Martin Böcker from Germany, Bernard Foccroulle from Belgium, and Bas de Vroome from The Netherlands. They will judge the contestants during the three rounds of the competition.

 

After a pre-selection 10 contestants will be selected to compete in the final rounds. The judges of the preselection jury are Pieter van Dijk, Tjeerd van der Ploeg and Frank van Wijk.

 

The organs of the Grote Kerk and the instrument of the Kapelkerk will naturally guarantee a musical challenge. The organ of the Nicolaas Kerk in Purmerend will play an important role during the International Academy.

 

Voor extra information: CLICK HERE.

 

How it was in 2017

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Programme booklet Organ Festival Holland online

 

The festival programme booklet 2017 is still available online. A beautiful edition full of information about the concerts, the excursions, the musicians, the academy and the competition.

 

Download het HIER.

 

OFH at klassiekemuziek.nl

For the first time Orgel Festival Holland could be found on klassiekemuziek.nl, the website containing news about everything to do with classical music concerts in the Netherlands.

 

Encore Orgel Festival Holland

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Special concert 'Bridges'

Lavinia Meijer and
Pieter van Dijk

 

 

Friday September 15 2017, 20.15

Grote Sint Laurenskerk Alkmaar

 

Lavinia Meijer and Pieter van Dijk connects the old and the new in this unique concert. Lavinia: 'The harp and the organ are age-old instruments, but both have also gone through a development towards the present day. When these instruments play together the vocal colouring is magnificent. Pieter and I look forward to let the audience hear this. We will build bridges from ancient music to that of Einaudi and Glass, leaving room for improvisation'.

 

Order tickets HERE

 

Organ Festival up to date
    

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Organ Festival is going with the times.

 

Admittedly: the organs are old, very old even, but apart from that Organ Festival Holland is right there in modern times. With newly composed music and young inspired musicians from all over the world.

 

Modern technology is also brought into action. With spectacular colour animations and a true horror movie projected on a gigantic screen there is much to see and hear for the audience. Completely new at this festival is the live projection of the competition finals, so that the efforts of the musicians can be followed closely. It promises lots of emotions and tensions for a gripping aftermovie.

 

This is how the festival wants to turn every activity into an event of which the people of Alkmaar can be proud: from the Prologue to the amazing final concert Cathedral Mobile. We are able to bring this about with the support of all our partners. Here you can see who these partners are.

OFH now has a BLOG with impressions of the festival

Read HERE what has already been posted.

 

Join the club! Watch the programme!

To get into the mood: experience the intimacy of the fabulous Van Covelens-organ:CLICK HERE.

 

[cartoon Henk Langenkamp]

 

Competition

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The three candidates to go to the finale

 

The jury has announced who will go on to the finale. They are:

Thomas Kientz (3), Martin Riccabona (2) and Minji Choi(6).

 

Friday evening June 16 they will play the organs in the Grote Sint Laurenskerk and try to get the first prize.

More information about all competition participants: CLICK HERE

 

The Organ Festival Holland 2017 will be held from June 9th to June 17th.

This year the repertoire includes two modern compositions: ´Oneliner´ by Andries van Rossem and ´Estampie´ by Franz Danksagmüller. About this last piece the composer tells about his expectations in a vivid video portrait [CLICK HERE for the video or go to the Filmalbum].

 

Programme Booklet 2017

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Programme booklet Organ Festival Holland online

The festival programme booklet 2017 is now available online. A beautiful edition full of information about the concerts, the excursions, the musicians, the academy and the competition.

You can download it HERE or just skim through it. Enjoy reading and for later: enjoy listening.

OFH at klassiekemuziek.nl

 

For the first time Orgel Festival Holland can be found on klassiekemuziek.nl, the website containing news about everything to do with classical music concerts in the Netherlands.

 

Be inspired by what’s on offer and experience the remarkable diversity of the Alkmaar festival programme.

ClickHERE for the website.

OFH on BravaTV

Organ Festival Holland will be broadcast on Brava TV. Check HERE for broadcasting schedule.

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