Toulouse International Organ Competition

February 14, 2021
Grand Organ of Saint-Étienne Cathedral, Toulouse
Grand Organ of Saint-Étienne Cathedral, Toulouse

Toulouse les Orgues announces its 2021 Toulouse International Organ Competition. For this competition, each candidate designs a concert program for the organ of their choice and plays extracts from it during the various rounds. This competition thus encourages the design of artistically coherent programs, in connection with the chosen instrument, and having the desire to promote the organ to audiences. Priority is given to artistic quality of musical performance and the proposed program.

The concerts of the finalists are part of the Toulouse les Orgues International Festival, October 2–18. Financial assistance is provided to candidates for their travel and stay in Toulouse, France. The styles of the organs to perform on include symphonic, Baroque, and modern. A single prize in each category will be €4,000, in addition to recitals in various cities. The jury for the final round is Michel Bouvard, Jan Willem Jansen, Bernard Foccroulle, Maurizio Croci, Isabelle Demers, Sarah Kim, and Cindy Castillo.

Application deadline is April 5.

For information: toulouse-les-orgues.org.

 

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