In search of innovation and originality26/07/2022
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.
Haarlemmertjes helpen Mozart tijdens Orgeldag for kids28/06/2022
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.
All eight participants of the Haarlem Improvisation Competition 2022 have been disclosed22/06/2022
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.
Gabriele Agrimonti winner 53rd International Organ Improvisation Competition25/07/2021
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.