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Franz Schmidt Organ Competition

February 14, 2022
Hradetzky organ, St. Ursula Church, Vienna
Hradetzky organ, St. Ursula Church, Vienna

The Ninth International Franz Schmidt Organ Competition 2022 will take place September 13–21 in Vienna, Austria, organized in cooperation with the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. The competition is open to organists of all nationalities born after December 31, 1986.

The first round of the competition will take place in St. Ursula Church, the second round in the Kalvarienbergkirche, and the final round in the Schottenkirche. First prize is €6,000; second prize, €4,000; third prize, €2,500.

The jury consists of Karl-Gerhard Straßl (Austria, chair); Bernhard Haas (Germany); Margareta Hürholz (Germany); Robert Kovács (Hungary-Austria); Peter Planyavsky (Austria); and Liubov Shishkhanova (Russia).

Deadline for application is May 31.

For information: orgelwettbewerb.at.