Nordic Organ Competition

 

 

Nordic Organ Competition 2020

 

Orgel Stavanger Konserthus Ryde Berg Fot

 

 

 

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

 

Download compettion folder (pdf)

 

WHEN AND WHERE 

17.–20. september 2020. Stavanger, Norway. The competition will take place during the 30th Norsk orgelfestival. This is the second edition of the Nordic Organ Competition. ​

JURY

Marilyn Brattskar, Director of music, Holmen Parish Church, Asker

Olaf Eggestad, Associate Professor of music history and performance practice, University of Stavanger

Ivan Sarajishvili, Cathedral organist, Stavanger Cathedral

Inger-Lise Ulsrud, Associate Professor, Norwegian Music Academy, Oslo

 

Fifth member of jury to be announced. ​​​​

 

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PRIZES

First Prize 

NOK 30,000 and recitals at

  • St Mary’s Parish Church, Bergen, 2021

  • St Olav’s Parish Church, Avaldsnes, 2021

  • Oslo Cathedral, 2021

  • Norsk orgelfestival, 2021

Second Prize

NOK 15,000

Third Prize

NOK 10,000

Audience Prize

NOK 5,000 

(based on the Final Round at Stavanger Concert Hall)​​

 

 

 

 

APPLICATION

Deadline 1 April 2020 

Applications (name, address, phone number, email address) must include a musical curriculum vitae/short biography indicating artistic training. Applications must list in detail the works performed in the three rounds. For more informations read the repertoire guidelines. ​​

Please send the application together with an audio or video recording for the qualifying round to norsk.orgelfestival@kirken.no​

We recommend using WeTransfer to send larger files https://wetransfer.com/​​

 

 

GENERAL RULES​​​

AGE AND NATIONALITY 

The competition is open to candidates from the five Nordic countries (Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland), or persons who have lived in these said countries for a period of two years, and who are born after 1 January 1987. ​

REGISTRATION FEE

The registration fee is NOK 600 per participant. The application is accepted when the registration fee has been received. We ask that the fee is paid by 15 April 2020, to the following bank account: 

Account name:  Stavanger kirkelige fellesråd 

Norwegian bank account no:  8160.05.49138 

Bank account IBAN:  NO4281.60.05.49138 

Bank code:  BIC DABNO22 

Comment:  Prosjekt 101 konkurranse 

In the event that the attendee withdraws his/her application, this fee will not be refunded. ​

 

REPERTOIRE GUIDELINES

 

QUALIFYING ROUND  -  PRE–RECORDED

A recording must be sent, together with the application, by 1 April 2020. The recording must include

  • Two contrasting movements from a suite or a mass by Guilain, Marchand, François Couperin, Grigny or Clérambault​
  •  A chorale prelude from Orgelbüchlein by Johann Sebastian Bach

  • A work of 4–7 minutes duration composed after 1850.

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The recordings will be adjudicated by the following jury:

Ivan Sarajishvili, Mariko Takei, and Arnfinn Tobiassen.

 

SEMI FINAL  -  ST. PETRI PARISH CHURCH

17-18.09.2020

Organ specification: www.jehmlich-orgelbau.de/englisch/organs/organ_0978.htm

A maximum of 6 candidates will be admitted. The candidates will prepare a 25–30 minute programme, which must include ​

 

FINAL  -  STAVANGER CONCERT HALL

20.09.2020

Organ specification: www.stavanger-konserthus.no/om-konserthuset/orgelet/ 

A maximum of 4 candidates will be admitted. The candidates will prepare a 30–35 minute programme, which must include​

  • Two contrasting movements from a Sonata (for organ) by J. P. E. Hartmann, Arild Sandvold, Oskar Lindberg or Otto Olsson

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Norsk orgelfestival 

Stavanger kirkelige fellesråd 

Postboks 201 Sentrum 

4001 Stavanger

Norway 

Administrator: Ann-Karin Både 

www.orgelfestival.no 

www.facebook.com/orgelfestival 

norsk.orgelfestival@kirken.no