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Pieter van Dijk plays Bach
Fantasia in g-minor


The repertoire for the International Organ Academy 2017

Alkmaar 9 June - 17 June 2017


The great Fantasia in g-minor (BWV 542) by J.S. Bach is but one of the many fascinating pieces on the repertoire list for the International Organ Academy Alkmaar 2017. The choice this time has been for a broad spectrum. Apart from Bach, participants can select works by Buxtehude, Sweelinck and Van Noordt, but also Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Mattias Weckmann or from the manuscripts by Susanne van Soldt or Camphuysen.


Would you like to know more about this music and learn to play various interpretations on Alkmaar’s top organs? Then you should apply to take part in the Academy via this FORM.


An international team of teachers are available to share their knowledge with you. Pieter van Dijk lifts a tip of the veil with this performance of Bach’s Fantasia.


CLICK HERE for the video
or look at our Film album


Additional news about the organ competition


Organ Festival Holland offers competition candidates warm welcome

with contribution in costs of lodging


Selected candidates for the 12th International Schnitger Organ Competition will get a contribution towards their lodging expenses of 30 euros per day, for every day the candidates takes part in the competition. By this gesture, Organ Festival Holland wishes to make the candidates feel extra welcome.


And there is more: OFH has nice and affordable accommodation available within walking distance of all locations. Candidates can decide for themselves if they want to make use of this. Further information to follow.


To get into the mood: experience the intimacy of the fabulous Van Covelens-organ:CLICK HERE.


[cartoon Henk Langenkamp]


Laurens covb

Introduction weekend participants competition

11 and 12 March 2017


The 12 participants for the International Schnitger Organ Competition 2017 have been selected. They are, as ususal, invited to come to an introduction weekend, which will take place on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March 2017 in the Grote Sint Laurenskerk in Alkmaar. They will meet their fellow competitors there and can get to know and play the organs.



Attention: A message for all candidates: if you have not yet received a message about the results of the pre-selection, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Organ Festival Holland 2017 will be held from June 9th to June 17th and the chosen participants will be given a warm welcome during those exciting days.


This year the repertoire includes two modern compositions: ´Oneliner´ by Andries van Rossem and ´Estampie´ by Franz Danksagmüller. About this last piece the composer tells about his expectations in a vivid video portrait [CLICK HERE for the video or go to the Filmalbum].




Academy 2017

Participants can now apply for the 14th International Organ Academy Alkmaar through this FORM.



Applications can be made until 1 May 2017.
For more information about the academy
CLICK HERE or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


A wide-ranging REPERTOIRE LIST has been composed for the acadeny.

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