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In search of innovation and originality

26/07/2022

Last Saturday, July 23, the final of the 2022 Haarlem Improvisation Competition took place in the Grote of St.-Bavokerk. Unfortunately, the evening did not produce a winner. The jury, chaired by the German organist and improviser Ansgar Wallenhorst, indicated that they expected more innovation, creativity and originality. In order to give a quality boost not only to the Haarlem improvisation competition, but also to the art of improvisation in general, the jurors decided not to award a Prize.

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Who plays in the final round...

23/07/2022

Tonight, two Dutchmen and a German will enter the battlefield for the prize of the Improvisation Competition.

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Get the festival mug and poster!

22/07/2022

Especially for the 54th edition of the Festival, the Harlem illustrator Eric J Coolen designed a beautiful poster and mug with the organ of the St. Bavo Church.

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Haarlemmertjes helpen Mozart tijdens Orgeldag for kids

28/06/2022

Op vrijdag 17 juni vond de ‘Orgeldag for kids’ plaats, als aftrap van het Orgelfestival. Het was een groot succes! 85 Haarlemse basisschoolkinderen uit groep 5 en 6 van de Sint Bernadusschool uit Haarlem-Oost orgelden die hele dag.

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All eight participants of the Haarlem Improvisation Competition 2022 have been disclosed

22/06/2022

Today it was announced that Evan Bogerd has become the First Prize winner of the National Improvisation Competition of the Bach Festival Dordrecht. Hans van Haeften won the Second Prize. With that, all eight candidates of the Haarlem International Improvisation Competition are now known. Three Dutch candidates are participating in this year's competition.

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Festival 2021: a huge success!

12/11/2021

The Haarlem Organ Festival celebrated its 70th anniversary with a week-long festival. Beautiful, intimate and overwhelming experiences were on the menu with the spectacular Haarlem organs and the Bavo carillon in the leading role.

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Gabriele Agrimonti winner 53rd International Organ Improvisation Competition

25/07/2021

The jury of the International Organ Festival Haarlem has unanimously declared the Italian Gabriele Agrimonti (1995) the winner of the 53rd International Organ Improvisation Competition Haarlem. The Flentrop Audience Award went to Cyril Julien from Switzerland.

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The finalists have been announced

24/07/2021

Final Round Improvisation Competition on Saturday 24 July in the Grote of St.-Bavokerk.

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Results and Order of playing in the First Round

22/07/2021

Wednesday 21 July: the First Round of the Improvisation Competition. Here are the results!

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