The 14th International Schnitger Organ Competition was held June 24–July 1 in Alkmaar, the Netherlands, featuring the historic organs of Grote Sint Laurenskerk and the Kapelkerk.
Stephan Pollhammer of Austria won the Schnitger first prize, with an award of €5,000, as well as the Izaak Kingma audience prize. The Flentrop second prize of €2,500 was awarded to Sunkyung Noh of South Korea. The Friends of the Organ third prize of €1,500 went to Martien de Vos of the Netherlands.
Members of the jury included Benoît Mernier (Belgium), Michel Bouvard (France), Martin Schmeding (Germany), Johannes Strobl (Switzerland), and Menno van Delft (the Netherlands).
For information: orgelfestivalholland.nl.
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