• The Arp Schnitger Academy &

    August 8-14, 2021

    Multi-day masterclasses with Hans Davidsson, a leading expert in the music of the North German Baroque

    The Arp Schnitger academy, August 8-14, 2021
    Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck and Matthias Weckman
    North German Chorale Fantasias – a genre for three keyboards and pedal (A 3 Clavier)
     

     

     

    In 2000, the north German baroque organ in Örgryte New Church built according to the style of Arp Schnitger (1648–1719), one of the most important organ builders in history was inaugurated. Arp Schnitger, who was active in north Germany, built more than 150 organs. He was the first truly internationally active organ builder, combining the highest quality in craft and sound with a larger output of instruments than any earlier organ builder. The unique baroque organ in Örgryte New Church, built in the 1990s as a research project by organ builders from twelve countries, and in collaboration between the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology, was conceived in Schnitger’s style, and it is the centre of the annual Arp Schnitger Academy (ASA), which will take place August 8-14, 2021. It is an international Academy for a limited number of participants, who will study organ playing at the baroque organ in Örgryte New Church under the guidance of Hans Davidsson.

     

    In 2021, the focus will be the music of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621), Matthias Weckman (c. 1616–1674), and the genre of north German Chorale Fantasia by the 17th-century German composers.

     

     

    ACADEMY PROGAM

    – Daily workshops featuring organ works from the repertoire list

    – Presentations on various performance aspects (registration–rhetoric–accentuation–fingering–gesture etc)

    – Lectures on Arp Schnitger’s life, work and sound concept

    – Workshops on keyboard technique (primarily clavichord)

    – Scheduled practice time on the meantone organs in Örgryte New Church (Arvidsson/van Eeken/Yokota 2000), the Haga church (Brombaugh 1992) and related keyboard instruments

    – Participant’s concerts in Örgryte New Church; Haga Church and the keyboard centre on the island of Bohus-Björkö

     
     

    REPERTOIRE LIST

    Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)

    –Echo Fantasia in a (recommended edition: Breitkopf & Härtel EB 8741-8743 editors Harald Vogel and Pieter Dirksen)

    – Free choice of works
     

    Matthias Weckman (c. 1616-1674)

    – Toccata vel Preludium (in d)

    – Preambulum Primi toni a 5 (ex D) (recommended edition: Gehrmans Förlag, CG6873, gehrmans.se)

    – O lux beata trinitas, Quintus Versus

    – Es ist das Heil uns kommen her´, Sextus versus

    – Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott, Secundus versus (recommended edition: Bärenreiter Verlag, BA 6211, baerenreiter.com)
    – Free choice of chorale fantasias by Weckman, Michael Prateorius (1571-1621), Heinrich Scheidemann (ca. 1595-1663), Franz Tunder (1614-1667), Dieterich Buxtehude (c. 1637–1707).
     

     

    PARTICIPATION

    The Arp Schnitger Academy The Arp Schnitger academy is an International Academy for a limited number of participants. The maximum number of participants is ten. Only active participants are going to be considered for acceptance. The academy is primarily aimed to be an inspirational event for advanced organ students and professional organists. Accordingly, we are unfortunately not able to accept all applications.

     

     

    APPLICATION

    Please send your application to hans.davidsson@organacademy.se, stating you are applying for the ARP SCHNITGER ACADEMY including a short CV, no later than June 28. All applicants are going to be notified concerning acceptance by July 5, 2020. We look forward to six inspirational days at the unique North German baroque organ in Örgryte new church. Make friends with colleagues from around the world in one of the leading International Organ Centres. Enjoy a visit to the Swedish West coast, the second largest city of Sweden and its beautiful archipelago. It is our pleasure to extend a warm invitation to attend the Arp Schnitger Academy 2021! We look forward to seeing you in Göteborg!

     

     

    COVID-19 GUIDE LINES The Schnitger academy focuses on the opportunity for professional organist to work with the unique four-manual mean-tone organ in Schnitger-style in Örgryte new church. The number of participants is limited to maximum 10. In accordance with the recommendations from the Swedish health authorities to minimize the risk for infection of Covid-19, the work this year is going to follow the following guidelines: only one player at the console with the instructor in a distance of 2 meters. All other participants follow the work from the balcony with a physical distance of 2 meters or from a screen with a video transmission in the large sanctuary of the church. The church seats 500 people and nobody else has access to the sanctuary during the academy. Only participants who are free of any symptoms are allowed to participate, and requested to keep distance and to wash their hand frequently, including before they play the organ. We are aware that it may be difficult or impossible to travel from many countries to the academy this year and regret that. We will document in video relevant parts of the academy.
     

    FEE
    3.000 SEK

     

    COLLABORATION
    The Arp Schnitger Academy are organized in close collaboration with the parishes in Örgryte and Haga.

  • The Arp Schnitger Academy &

    The Arp Schnitger Youth Academy

    August 9-15, 2020

    Multi-day masterclasses with Hans Davidsson, a leading expert in the music of the North German Baroque

    NEW: Two classes

    - The Arp Schnitger Academy

    - The Arp Schnitger Youth Academy

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    This year marks the 20th anniversary of the north German baroque organ in Örgryte new church built according to the style of Arp Schnitger (1648–1719), one of the most important organ builders in history. Arp Schnitger, who was active in north Germany, built more than 150 organs. He was the first truly internationally active organ builder, combining the highest quality in craft and sound with a larger output of instruments than any earlier organ builder.

     

    The unique baroque organ in Örgryte New Church, built in the 1990s as a research project by organ builders from twelve countries and in collaboration between the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology, was conceived in Schnitger’s style, and it will be the center of the Arp Schnitger Academy, which will take place August 9-15, 2020. It is an international academy for a limited number of participants, who will study organ playing at the baroque organ in Örgryte New Church under the guidance of Hans Davidsson.

     

    In 2020, the focus will be the music of Matthias Weckman (c. 1616–1674) and Dieterich Buxtehude (c. 1637–1707).

     

    New this year, is the addition of a class for young organists:

    - The Arp Schnitger Academy

    - The Arp Schnitger Youth Academy

     

     

    ACADEMY PROGAM
    – Daily workshops featuring organ works by Buxtehude and Weckman (see repertoire list)
    – Presentations on various performance aspects (registration–rhetoric–accentuation–fingering–gesture etc)
    – Lectures on Arp Schnitger’s life, work and sound concept
    – Workshops on keyboard technique (primarily clavichord)
    – Scheduled practice time on the meantone organs in Örgryte New Church (Arvidsson/van Eeken/Yokota 2000), the Haga church (Brombaugh 1992) and related keyboard instruments
    – Participant’s concerts in Örgryte New Church; Haga Church and the keyboard center on the island of Bohus-Björkö

     

     

    REPERTOIRE LIST
    Matthias Weckman (c. 1616-1674):
    – Toccata ex D
    – Preambulum Primi toni a 5 (ex D)
    (recommended edition: Gehrmans Förlag, CG6873, gehrmans.se
    – O lux beata trinitas
    – Ach wir armen Sünder
    – Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott
    (recommended edition: Bärenreiter Verlag, BA 6211, baerenreiter.com
     
    Dieterich Buxtehude (c. 1637–1707):
    – Preludium in C (BuxWV 137)
    – Preludium in D (BuxWV 139)
    – Preludium in e (BuxWV 152)
    – Preludium in e (BuxWV 142)
    – Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ (BuxWV 188)
    (recommended edition: Broude, Part 1 and 2, ed. Michael Belotti)

     

    – Free choices of works by Weckman and Buxtehude

     

     

    PARTICIPATION AND APPLICATION

    - The Arp Schnitger Academy

    The Arp Schnitger academy is an international academy for a limited number of participants. The maximum number of participants is ten. Only active participants are going to be considered for acceptance. The academy is primarily aimed to be an inspirational event for advanced organ students and professional organists. Accordingly, we are unfortunately not able to accept all applications.

     

    - The Arp Schnitger Youth Academy

    However, this year we also offer a class for younger players, the Arp Schnitger Youth Academy, with a particular interest in the North German baroque art. The maximum number of participants in this class is also ten.

     

    APPLICATION

    Please send your application to hans.davidsson@organacademy.se, stating whether you are applying for the ARP SCHNITGER ACADEMY or for the ARP SCHNITGER YOUTH ACADEMY, including a short CV, no later than July 1. All applicants are going to be notified concerning acceptance by July 10, 2020.

     

    We look forward to six inspirational days focused on the music by Weckman and Buxtehude and the soundscape of the unique North German baroque organ in Örgryte new church. Make friends with colleagues from around the world in one of the leading international organ centers. Enjoy a visit to the Swedish West coast, the second largest city of Sweden and its beautiful archipelago. It is our pleasure to extend a warm invitation to the Arp Schnitger Academy 2020! We look forward to seeing you in Göteborg!

     

    COVID-19 GUIDE LINES

    The Schnitger academy focuses on the opportunity for professional organist to work with the unique four-manual mean-tone organ in Schnitger-style in Örgryte new church. The number of participants is limited to maximum 10. In accordance with the recommendations from the Swedish health authorities to minimize the risk for infection of Covid-19, the work this year is going to follow the following guide lines: only one one player att eh console with the instructor in a distance of 2 meters. All other participants follow the work from the balcony with a physical distance of 2 meters or from a screen with a video transmission in the large sanctuary of the church. The church seats 500 people and nobody else has access to the sanctuary during the academy. Only participants who are free of any symptoms are allowed to participant, and requested to keep distance and to wash their hand frequently, including before they play the organ. We are aware that it may be difficult or impossible to travel from many countries to the academy this year and regret that. We will document in video relevant parts of the academy.

     

    COLLABORATION

    The Arp Schnitger Academy and the Arp Schnitger Youth Academy are organized in close collaboration with the parishes in Örgryte and Haga.

  • The Schiörlin Academy August 30 - September 1, 2019

    Welcome to the Schiörlin Academy 2019 where the point of departure is the unique collection of eighteenth-century organs built by Pehr Schiörlin (1736-1815) in the parish of Gammalkil and Slaka (diocese of Linköping).

    The Pehr Schiörlin organ at Gammalkil Church, built in 1806
    Photo: Heinrekr

     

     

    COURSE ORGANIZATION AND REPERTORY

    Masterclasses (organ repertory and liturgical organ playing), individual practice and rehearsal at the instruments etc. German organ repertory from 18th and early 19th century (Bach, Krebs, Müthel, Mendelssohn, Brahms et a.)

     

    TEACHERS

    Hans Davidsson (organ repertory)

    Lars Storm (liturgical organ playing)

     

    REGISTRATION

    Apply by sending an e-mail to lars.storm@organacademy.se no later than August 15, 2019 with the following information:

     

    1. First name and surname

    2. Phone number

    3. Present occupation

    4. Which repertoire you will prepare

     

    The teaching during the academy is free of charge. Admission is restricted to 10 participants.

     

    FOOD AND ACCOMODATION

    Food and accommodation are provided by each participant respectively. Free overnight accommodation can be offered on mattress pads in Gammalkil parish house.

     

    SCHEDULE

    Friday August 30, 2019

    19:00-19:30 - Accommodation

    19:30-21:00 - Introduction Gammalkil Church (Hans Davidsson)

    21:00-24:00 - Practising time

     

    Saturday August 31, 2019

    09:00-12:00 - Masterclass Gammalkil Church (Hans Davidsson)

    12:00-13:00 - Lunch

    13:00-15:00 - Masterclass Slaka Church (Lars Storm)

    16:00-17:30 - Organ Recital Gammalkil Church (Hans Davidsson)

    17:30-19:00 - Dinner

    19:00-24:00 - Practising time

     

    Sunday September 1, 2019

    09:00-11:00 - Practising time

    11:00-12:00 - High Mass Gammalkil Church, liturgical organ playing by teachers and participants

    12:00-13:00 - Lunch

    13:00-16:00 - Practising time

    16:00-17:00 - Participant’s Concert Gammalkil Church

     

    PARTNERS

    The Schiörlin Academy is organized by FGIOA in close collaboration with Slaka-Nykils pastorat, the churches of Gammalkil and Slaka, and the diocese of Linköping.

  • Schiörlin-akademin 16-18 augusti 2020

    Schiörlin-akademin 2020, tog sin utgångspunkt i det unika landskapet av 1700-talsorglar byggda av Pehr Schiörlin (1736-1815) i Gammalkils och Slaka församlingar (Linköpings stift).

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    Schiörlinakademin 2020 genomfördes under ledning av

    Hans Davidsson, Ulrika Davidsson och Lars Storm

     

     

     

    PROGRAM

     

    GEORG BÖHM (1661-1733)
    Vater unser im Himmelreich (à 2 Claviers et Pedal)
    Gabriel Davidsson, orgel (Sverige)

     

    J. S. BACH
    Praeludium in C, BWV 553/1
    Gabriel Davidsson, orgel (Sverige)

     

    JOHANN GOTTFRIED MÜTHEL (1728-1788)
    Fantasie Es-dur
    Benjamin Kjell, orgel (Sverige)

     

    J. S. BACH
    Sonata nr. 5 C-dur, BWV 529
    II. Largo
    III. Allegro
    Annie Spink, orgel (Nederländerna/USA)

     

    J. S. BACH
    Dies sind die heiligen zehen Gebot, BWV 678
    Martin Frodlund, orgel (Sverige)

     

    FANNY HENSEL-MENDELSSOHN (1805-1847)
    Präludium F-dur
    Benjamin Kjell, orgel (Sverige)

     

     

     

    Orgeln i Gammalkil, byggd av orgelbyggare Pehr Schiörlin, Linköping, är en av Sveriges mest berömda. Här har bland andra professor Albert Schweitzer spelat både 1927 och 1951. Den avsynades 1806 av domkyrkoorganist Zacharias Köhler, Linköping, och befanns då enligt besiktningsprotokollet vara i allo perfekt. Enligt ett utlåtande av baron Israel Lagerfelt på det närbelägna Lagerlunda hade Gammalkil nu ”det största och bästa orgelverket i stiftets, måhända hela rikets landsortskyrkor”.

     

    Följ med in bakom kulisserna och upplev orgeln i Gammalkil här:
    https://www.organacademy.se/svenska-1700-talsorglar#13

     

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    Orgeln i Gammalkils kyrka - ett mästerverk av Pehr Schiörlin
    Text: Axel Unnerbäck

     

    När Gammalkils församling skulle anskaffa orgel till sin nya kyrkobyggnad, färdig år 1801, var det naturligt att vända sig till orgelbyggaren Pehr Schiörlin i Linköping. Schiörlin, som var född i Södermanland 1736, kom som 17-åring i lära hos den kände orgelbyggaren Jonas Wistenius i Linköping. Han avancerade till förste gesäll och gick år 1769 in som Wistenius kompanjon. När mästaren avled 1777 tog Schiörlin över verkstaden som han drev med stor framgång till sin död 1815. Han hade då byggt närmare 70 orglar, främst i Östergötland, Småland och Södermanland och var jämte sin kollega Olof Schwan i Stockholm den främste i landet.

     

    I Gammalkil behövde man en stor orgel till den nya kyrkan och 1802 tecknade församlingen ett första kontrakt med Schiörlin om en orgel med två manualer och pedal. Sedan kontraktet kompletterats med ett tillägg 1805 påbörjades det stora orgelbygget och 1806 var orgeln fär- dig. Med 28 stämmor, två manualer och självständig pedal var orgeln redan från början upp- märksammad som ”det största och bästa orgelverket i stiftets, kanhända hela rikets landskyr- kor”. Som rådgivare till församlingen fungerade baron Israel Lagerfelt på Lagerlunda gård i Kärna socken. Han hade starka musikaliska intressen, spelade själv orgel och var ofta anlitad som orgelexpert. I samband med Schiörlins orgelbygge i Vikingstad 1785 inleddes ett långt och förtroendefullt samarbete mellan Lagerfelt och Schiörlin. I Gammalkil betydde Lagerfelts med- verkan en garanti för att för att kyrkan skulle få ett förstklassigt instrument, i storlek och kvalitet fullt jämförbart med de orglar som byggdes i städernas kyrkor.

     

    1879 gjordes en viss klanglig modernisering av orgeln i romantisk anda. Det var orgelbygga- ren Johan Petter Kullbom som flyttade om och kompletterade en del av stämmorna, men utan att göra några allvarliga ingrepp.

     

    Vid början av 1930-talet aktualiserades en restaurering och modernisering av orgeln, som enligt ett första förslag skulle få den gamla spelmekaniken utbytt mot pneumatisk traktur och registratur. Målsättningen var här, liksom i Slaka, att bevara orgeln men att med modern teknik göra den mera lättspelt och funktionell. Förslagsställaren fil.dr. Bertil Wester skickade emeller- tid sitt förslag till den berömde läkaren, teologen och orgelkännaren Albert Schweitzer för på- seende. Denne hade tidigt uppmärksammat flera av landets värdefulla gamla orgelverk. Sanno- likt var det kontakten med Schweitzer som gjorde att orgeln räddades från ombyggnad.

     

    År 1948 gjordes i stället en försiktig och pietetsfull restaurering av den danska firman Th. Frobenius, som återställde de förändringar som Kullbom gjorde 1879. Restaureringen kunde genomföras med stöd av en donation från Claes och Greta Lagerfelt på Duseborgs gård. 1951 spelade Albert Schweitzer en mycket uppmärksammad och välbesökt konsert på orgeln.

     

    En kompletterande restaurering utfördes år 1997 av firma Åkerman & Lund enligt förslag av orgelkonsulten Carl-Gustaf Lewenhaupt, som också gjorde en omfattande dokumentation av den berömda orgeln.

     

    Det är knappast en överdrift att beteckna Gammalkils orgel, med sin högtidliga och samtidigt briljanta och utsökt vackra klang som ett musikaliskt mästerverk. Den ståtliga orgelfasaden stil vittnar om att Schiörlin också var begåvad som arkitekt med säker blick för den sengustavianska nyklassicismens formspråk
    Pehr Schiörlin var 70 år när han byggde orgeln i Gammalkil. Under sina återstående nio lev- nadsår byggde han ytterligare tio eller elva orglar. Sin sista, den stora och väl bevarade orgeln i Rappestad, fick han dock inte uppleva färdig. Det blev sonen Jonas Fredrics uppgift att efter faderns död 1815 fullborda den.

     

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    Schiörlin-akademin organiseras av Föreningen för Göteborgs internationella orgelakademi (FGIOA) i samarbete med Slaka-Nykils pastorat och Linköpings stift.

  • DELTAGARKONSERT SCHIÖRLIN-AKADEMIN

    16-18 augusti 2020

    Gammalkils kyrka
    Tisdag 18 augusti 2020 kl 18:00

  • LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
    for the Arp Schnitger Academy in Gothenburg, Sweden, August 5-9, 2019

     

    We have accepted and are pleased to welcome the following eleven participants from seven countries to the first edition of the Arp Schnitger Academy in Gothenburg, Sweden, August 5-9, 2019 - a multi-day masterclass with Hans Davidsson, a leading expert in the music of the North German Baroque.

     

    This year marks the 300th anniversary of the death of Arp Schnitger (1648–1719), one of the most important organ builders in history. This is commemorated in many parts of the world. Arp Schnitger, who was active in north Germany, built more than 150 organs. He was the first truly internationally active organ builder, combining the highest quality in craft and sound with a larger output of instruments than any earlier organ builder. The unique baroque organ in Örgryte New Church, built in the 1990s as a research project by organ builders from twelve countries and in collaboration between the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology, was conceived in Schnitger’s style, and it will be at the center of the first Arp Schnitger Academy, which will take place 5–9 August. It is an international academy for a limited number of participants, who will study organ playing at the baroque organ in Örgryte New Church under the guidance of Hans Davidsson. In 2019, the focus will be the music of Matthias Weckman (1616–1674) and Georg Böhm (1661–1733).

     

    Some of the masterclasses will be video recorded and broadcast, following the Arp Schnitger Academy, on Orgel-TV for publication on www.organacademy.se, for the benefit of young aspiring organists around the world.

    We look forward very much to working with this group August 5-9, 2019 in Göteborg.


    Cordially yours,

     

    Hans Davidsson

    Artistic Director
    The Arp Schnitger Academy
    Göteborg International Organ Academy
    Göteborg International Organ Festival


    Jon Liinason

    Strategic Communications

    The Arp Schnitger Academy

    Göteborg International Organ Academy
    Göteborg International Organ Festival

     

     

    ACCEPTED PARTICIPANTS

     

    Jonathan Bezdegian

    EDUCATION

     

    Sept. 2009-March 2018
    Doctoral studies in organ and harpsichord at the University of Washington, Seattle. Organ studies with Carole Terry, and harpsichord study with Jillon Dupree. Improvisation studies with Douglas Cleveland. Dissertation: “Louis Vierne and the Evolution of His Modal Consciousness.”
    D.M.A. completed.

     

    2007-2009
    Graduate studies at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Organ studies with John Grew and Liturgical Improvisation with William Porter. Advanced harpsichord and continuo playing studies with Hank Knox. Masters Degree awarded.

     

    2004-2007
    Undergraduate studies in Organ with David Boe at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Studies also in harpsichord and continuo with Webb Wiggins. I also obtained a minor in Music History.

    Summer 2005
    Additional harpsichord studies in Cambridge, MA with Peter Sykes.

     

    2002-2004
    Instruction in Classical and Liturgical organ and piano with Dr. Frank Corbin, former Organist and Director of Chapel Music, Assumption College. Was also an active participant in the Assumption College Chapel and Festive Choirs, and member of the American Guild of Organists. Additional organ studies with Ian Watson, Organist and Director of Music, Cathedral of St. Paul, Worcester MA.

     

    EXPERIENCE
    June 2018-Present
    Director of Liturgical Music, Christ the King Parish, Worcester, MA. I was recently hired to plan and provide music for 3 weekend liturgies, and to work with and develop the church’s 3 choirs: A Folk Group; Youth Choir; and Festive Choir. I am in charge of maintaining the church’s organ and pianos, all are used regularly for rehearsals, Masses, and special liturgies throughout the year.

     

    September 2017-Present
    Director of Litrugical Music, Saint Peter Marion Jr./Sr. High School, Worcester, MA. I was hired to build their Liturgical Music Program. My responsibilities include maintaining the school’s instruments, selecting appropriate music for each Mass on campus, and to build and direct the student choir.

     

    2018-Present
    Adjunct Faculty, Instructor of Music Theory, Assumption College, Worcester, MA. Recently, I was hired to teach Music Theory I and Music Theory II to music majors and minors. The courses cover a wide variety of materials from scale development; 4-part writing; analysis; and various forms of chordal inversion and function.

     

    2014-Present
    Adjunct Faculty, Instructor of Music Fundamentals (Piano Emphasis), Assumption College, Worcester, MA. For this course I establish a base for preparing students to understand how to read music, and apply this reading to proper piano playing for beginning students. Beginning elements of Music Theory are also integrated, i.e., meter, time and key signatures, intervals, scale formation, and early stages of Dominant-Tonic relationships.

     

    2013-Present

    Instructor of Applied Piano, Assumption College, Worcester, MA. For these applied lessons there are two possible paths. For beginning students, I begin the process for the general understanding of how to read music and apply it to playing the piano. Proper technique will be taught at length, i.e., scales, arpeggios, beginning music theory, and practice techniques. For advanced students, I utilize repertoire based on what the student decides to focus on based on their current playing level. This could range from Bach Inventions, Clemente Sonatas, and smaller scale compositions of Mozart and Beethoven. I have also included New Age piano pieces with great success for students choosing to pursue piano playing as a hobby and for family entertainment. For more gifted and classically determined students, pieces could be chosen from the Debussy Preludes, Beethoven Sonatas, and selections from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier.

     

     

    Camille Bloche

    Born in Normandy, France, Camille Bloche studied at the Conservatory of Caen where she foremost obtained First Prizes both in piano and organ.

     

    She obtained Bachelors in Musicology at the Sorbonne University of Paris and in Organ Interpretation (magna cum laude) at the Conservatory of Caen where she studied with Erwan Le Prado. She also regularly received advice from Saki Aoki and from Daniel Moult in London.

     

    In June 2018, she finished the Organ Master program at the Danish Royal Academy of Music and she is now studying the organ with Hans Davidsson and the clavichord with Ulrika Davidsson at the Academy of Music and Drama in Göteborg.

    Finalist for the Grand Prix Jean-Louis Florentz in 2011, she was unanimously awarded first prize at the J.-S. Bach competition in Saint-Pierre-lès-Nemours, obtained the third prize of the Dudelange International Competition 2013 “Organ without borders” and an honorific mention at the Miami International Competition 2011.

     

    In 2015, she received the second prize and the ''Giuseppe Englert Memorial Prize'' of the André Marchal International Competition of Biarritz.

     

    Since 2013, Camille has been teaching organ and piano in the music school of Saint-Lô (France).

    During her studies in Copenhagen she had an organ scholar position in the Jesuskirke of Copenhagen and is now working at Älvsborg Church in Göteborg.

     

    Camille has attended many master-classes and has also been involved in several International Music Academies (Carentan, Lanvellec, Copenhagen, Göteborg, Leipzig).

     

     

    Thomas Gaynor

    Thomas Gaynor is among the brightest stars in his generation of concert organists. He is the first-place winner of a number of international competitions, including St Albans 2017, Erfurt/Weimar Bach-Liszt 2015, and Sydney 2015. Thomas is a doctoral student in David Higgs’s studio at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where he was recently awarded the highly coveted Artist’s Certificate – an honor the institution had not given an organist for nearly three decades. Born in New Zealand, he began his organ studies at Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul, working with Michael Fulcher first as an organ scholar and later as honorary sub-organist. His undergraduate studies were completed at the New Zealand School of Music under Douglas Mews. Currently, he is associate director of music at Christ Episcopal Church in Pittsford, NY. Recital engagements frequently see him travelling across North and South America, Europe and Australasia. His participation in masterclasses with many of today’s most influential artists has given him a rare stylistic command across the spectrum of organ repertoire; these musicians include Michel Bouvard, Cameron Carpenter, Ken Cowan, Olivier Latry, Jean-Baptiste Robin, Jaques Van Oortmerssen, Stephen Tharp and Harald Vogel.

     

     

    Kunio Hézard-Yamaoka

    2003 DEM d'Orgue (diplôme d'études musicales) Conservatoire d'Orsay

    2004 Diplôme de perfectionnnement d'Orgue Conservatoire d'Orsay

    2005 Le prix de ville de Limoges

    2005 Finaliste de concours titulariat de la Basilique Fouvière de Lyon

    2006 Organiste co-titulaire de l'Eglise Saint Louis de Vichy

    2008 Organiste titulaire de l'Eglise Saint Laurent Saint Martin d'Orsay

    2008 Organiste co-titulaire de l'Eglises Réformées Unies de Versailles

     

    Numerous participation of masterclass with:

    Michel Chapuis
    Marie-Claire Alain
    Louis Robilliard
    Olivier Latry
    Theo Jellema
    Erwin Wiersinga
    Pieter Van Dijk
    Alessio Corti
    Bernard Foccroule

     


    Anna Homenya

    Born in Belarus, Mogilev, in 1986, Anna Homenya studied piano and musicology in the College of Music, Minsk, Belarus (2000–2005). She graduated as musicologist from the Rimsky-Korsakov Saint-Petersburg Conservatory, Russia, in 2010. Under the direction of professor A.Klimovitsky she has written her master thesis on Anton Bruckner’s symphonies. Meantime, she was active as a musical critic writing for the Journal of the Mariinsky Theatre and several newspapers.

     

    She continued her studies at the Saint-Petersburg State Conservatory as organist with Tatiana Tchausova and Daniel Zaretsky, and as harpsichordist with Elena Seredinskaya. She graduated with honors in 2013.

     

    Anna participated in the master-classes of S.Tcherepanov, A.Gast, P.Van Dijk, W.Zerer, L.Robilliard, M.Bouvard, C.Boessert, Leo van Doesselar – organ; S.Sempé, C.Stembridge, E.Joyé, C. Rousset, A.Staier – harpsichord.

     

    In 2017 she finished her organ studies with Cristophe Mantoux and harpsichord studies with Noelle Spieth in CRR de Paris, France.

     

    She has an intense concert activity in Belarus, Russia, Germany and France as organist, harpsichordist and continuo player. She gave concerts in such remarkable places as churches of St.Séverin, St.Gervais, St.Augustin, des Billetes, St.Bernard de la Chapelle in Paris, Notre-Dame de Rozay-en-Brie, France, Marienkirche in Stralsund, Germany, Chiesa del Santissimo Corpo di Cristo in Valvasone, Italy, Mariinsky Theatre, Glinka Chapel, Chapel of Tauride in Saint-Petersburg, Russia and others.

     

    She was among the five finalists of the Dudelange organ Competition in 2017. She works as an organist in the german catholic church in Paris (Sankt-Albert) and teaches organ, piano and music theory in «école russe des arts» in Paris. Anna plays continuo in ensemble “Quadrivium”. Their concert season 2018/2019 in Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris was dedicated to baroque italian vocal and instrumental music. Together with harpsichordist Tatsiana Khaleva Anna have founded a harpsichord duo “Le spectacle des mains” and gave the first concert of the music of F.Couperin in Minsk Philharmonic hall in spring 2019. Anna Homenya is invited as assistant teacher at St.Andrews organ week in Scotland in summer 2019.

     

     

    Juhee Lee

    A native of Seoul, South Korea, Juhee Lee began studying the organ 2002 and obtained a Bachelor of Music degree in organ from the Korean National University of Arts (KNUA), where she studied with Prof. Ja-Kyung Oh. After that, she continued studying with Prof. Tong-Soon Kwak at the Yonsei University and completed Master of Music. As an administrative assistant she worked for 2 years at the KNUA.

     

    Furthering her studies at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen in Germany where she received her Alte Musik Diplom degree, she excelled on the organ in department of Early Music with Prof. Hans Davidsson, Prof. Edoardo Maria Bellotti and Prof. Harald Vogel, Clavichord with Dc. Ulrika Davidsson, Harmonium with Winfried Dahlke. Subsequently, she earned her Konzertexamen degree with “Auszeichnung” from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg where she studied organ with Prof. Wolfgang Zerer and Prof. Pieter van Dijk, respectively.

     

    She also has attended master classes with William Porter, Zsigmond Szathmáry, Ludger Lohmann, Stefan Engels, Michel Bouvard, Martin Sander, Louis Robilliard, Olivier Latry, Lionel Rogg, Jacques van Oortmerssen, Christoph Bossert, Ben van Oosten and James David Christie. In addition, she has received many scholarships. Especially 2011, Juhee granted a scholarship from DAAD, a German Academic Exchange Service. Moreover, she received Third Prize in Arp-Schnitger Organ Competition 2012 and Walcker Organ Competition 2016.

     

    Currently, Juhee Lee works as an instructor at the KNUA and Organist at the Ahyun Methodist Church, Seoul.

     


    Marcel Punt

    Marcel Punt (formerly known as Henrico Stewen) serves as organist in Kloster's church in Eskilstuna. He studied for Jacques van Oortmerssen, Hans Davidsson and Hans van Nieuwkoop. Punt graduated as an organ soloist at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam in 1997. In 2009, he received a doctorate from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. Doctoral dissertation: The Straube Code: Deciphering the Metronome Marks in Max Reger's Organ Music has attracted a lot of attention around the world. In 2011, Punt's album with organ music by Max Reger was awarded the well-reputed ECHO CLASSIC. His thesis and records can be ordered from www.marcelpuntmusic.com.

     


    Brian Radins

    Born in 1997 Brian Radins began to play the organ in 2013 and got lessons in Wunstorf, Germany, from Claudia Wortmann. He found his love to the early organ music there. Nowadays Brian Radins studies Church Music on Bachelor grade in Halle (Saale), Germany, since 2016, where he has lessons on the harpsichord, too. He still intensifies his studies unto northern Germany's music and plans to apply for the master grade in Bremen, Germany, in 202

     


    Sergei Teplyi

    Born in 1992 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Sergei started playing piano at the age of 6. After moving to Denmark in year 2000 he continued to take lessons at the private piano school "Gradus" (Aarhus, Denmark). In 2012-2015 he studied piano at the Royal Danish Academy of Music (Copenhagen) with doc. Bohumila Jedlickova and Jens Elvekjær, and made one year Erasmus exchange programme at HMTM Hannover with prof. Gerrit Zitterbart. After completing the Bachelor's degree in piano, Sergei studied organ at The Church Music School in Roskilde with Aeji Choi.

    Since 2016 Sergei is studying Church Music at the Royal Danish Academy of Music (Copenhagen).