NORTHERN IRELAND INTERNATIONAL ORGAN COMPETITION
The Northern Ireland International Organ Competition was established in 2011 to provide talented young organists, aged 21 and under, with major recital engagements, financial support and recording opportunities. It is now recognised as the world’s leading international competition for young organists and is officially partnered with the St. Albans International Organ Festival.
Since NIIOC began recital venues have included St. Thomas Fifth Avenue New York, Westminster Abbey, Southwark Cathedral, Christ Church Cathedral Dublin, St. Columb’s Cathedral Londonderry, Trinity College Cambridge, Canongate Kirk Edinburgh, St. Peter Mancroft Norwich, St. Peter’s Cathedral Belfast, Worcester Cathedral and St. Michael's Cornhill London.
International jurors have included Thierry Mechler (France), Kimberly Marshall (USA), Mattias Wager (Sweden), Frédéric Blanc (France), Erwan le Prado (France) and Martin Jean (USA).
Ivan-Bogdan Reincke, 21, from Hungary has won first prize in the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition (NIIOC), held at St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Armagh, on Monday 19 August 2019.
We are delighted that Martin Baker, Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral, and one of the world’s finest organ recitalists, will be hosting 2 special events during his time in Armagh this August.
Today NIIOC has announced 13 shortlisted competitors, drawn from an extensive long list and countries across the world.
The Northern Ireland International Organ Competition (NIIOC) 2019 will take place Monday 19 – Wednesday 21 August in the cathedral city of Armagh.
Some of the prize recitals from our 2018 senior winner Johannes Krahl.
Johannes Krahl, aged 19 and a student of Martin Schmeding at the University of Music and Theatre, Leipzig, has won the Senior section of the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition (NIIOC), which took place on Monday 13 August on the Walker organ in St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Armagh.