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Pieter van Dijk plays Bach
Fantasia in g-minor


The repertoire for the International Organ Academy 2017

Alkmaar 9 June - 17 June 2017


The great Fantasia in g-minor (BWV 542) by J.S. Bach is but one of the many fascinating pieces on the repertoire list for the International Organ Academy Alkmaar 2017. The choice this time has been for a broad spectrum. Apart from Bach, participants can select works by Buxtehude, Sweelinck and Van Noordt, but also Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Mattias Weckmann or from the manuscripts by Susanne van Soldt or Camphuysen.


Would you like to know more about this music and learn to play various interpretations on Alkmaar’s top organs? Then you should apply to take part in the Academy via this FORM.


An international team of teachers are available to share their knowledge with you. Pieter van Dijk lifts a tip of the veil with this performance of Bach’s Fantasia.


CLICK HERE for the video
or look at our Film album


Organ Festival up to date


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.


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]



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Count down has started


The competition participants are preparing themselves. If you would like to see more, watch this short impression of the introduction weekend: CLICK HERE or check out our filmcollection FILM


For those who wish to get acquainted with the organs and to play them: Apply for the International Organ Academy 2017 and experience the most wonderful moments of this festival. More information about the competition participants: CLICK HERE


Count down has started, the clock is running, also on our website. Keep on checking it out.


The Organ Festival Holland 2017 will be held from June 9th to June 17th and the chosen participants will be given a warm welcome during those exciting days.


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].




Academy 2017 has been extended


Participants can apply for the 14th International Organ Academy Alkmaar through this FORM.

It is also possible now to register as a listener, against a reduced amount.


Applications can be made until 15 May 2017.

For more information about the academy
CLICK HERE or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


A wide-ranging REPERTOIRE LIST has been composed for the acadeny.

Steun ons
Victorie Fonds
Prins bernard fonds
De Vest
Taqa cultuurfonds
Vrienden vh orgel
Genootschap Physica
Klop Orgelbouw
Fam. Bakker
Gem. Alkmaar
Berch Heemstede

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