International Schnitger Organ Competition 2019

Between June 21th and June 28th the International Schnitger Organ Competition will take place for the 13th time, played on the organs of the Grote Sint Laurenskerk and the Kapelkerk in Alkmaar. The competition consists of three rounds, all open to the public.


Professional organists and far-advanced organ students, who are born later than 30th June 1982, may participate in the competition.

The registration closes on 31 January 2019. You can sign up with this FORM.


The jury members of the International Schnitger Organ Competition 2019 are:

Martin Böcker (Germany)

Bernard Foccroulle (Belgium)

Krzysztof Urbaniak (Poland)

Bas de Vroome (Netherlands)

Wolfgang Zerer (Germany)


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1st prize: € 5000 (Schnitger prize)

2nd prize: € 2500 (Flentrop prize)

3rd prize: € 1000 (Johan Knibbe prize)

Also, a special prize (the Izaak Kingma prize) will be awarded by the public

Background information prizes: CLICK HERE


The competition rounds

Pre-selection [Will be announced]

First round [Friday June 21 and Saturday June 22]

Second round [Tuesday June 25]

Final [Friday June 28]


Repertoir list all rounds: CLICK HERE


The pre-selection is made by Pieter van Dijk, Tjeerd van der Ploeg and Frank van Wijk.


The Protocol

The competition is supported by a protocol that specifies its procedure and rules
For the complete text for 2019 will be announced



The Organ Festival Holland 2019 is organised by: the Stichting Internationaal Schnitger Orgelconcours, registered as number S 41240666 with the Chamber of Commerce Alkmaar, the Netherlands.



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