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Northern Ireland International Organ Competition


Patrons: Mark Duley, David Hill, James O'Donnell, Dame Gillian Weir

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The 2015 Competition


The 5th Northern Ireland International Organ Competition will take place in Armagh between Monday 24 and Wednesday 26 August 2015


The Chair of this year's jury will be announced in April. They will be joined by Prof David Graham (Professor in charge of Organ, Royal College of Music, London), and Dr David Hill 


Monday 24 - Senior Competition 

Tuesday 25 - Junior and Intermediate Competition, with Workshop and Masterclass

Wednesday 26 - Workshop 

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The 2014 Winners

The Competition Jury was made up of Frédéric Blanc (chair), David Hill and Malcolm Wisener, and the following were prize winners:

1st Prize

Andrew Forbes (St.Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh)


£1,000 (Sponsored by Cormont Music)

A Professional CD recording

A Professional filmed promotional video


Hosted recitals in: Westminster Abbey, Trinity College Cambridge and St, Anne's Cathedral Belfast and a lunchtime recital in Worcester Cathedral

2nd Prize
Donal McCann (Methodist College, Belfast)
£250 (sponsored by Greens Foodfare)
Recital in Southwark Cathedral 
3rd Prize
Simon Holzworth (Germany)
Bach Prize
Glen Dempsey
(£100 Sponsored by Down Music Club)


Intermediate Category:
1st Prize
Bartosz Theide (Newry)


Junior Category:
1st Prize
Thomas Maxwell (Dublin)

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