JOHANNES KRAHL WINS NORTHERN IRELAND INTERNATIONAL ORGAN COMPETITION 2018
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.
The competition is for organists aged 21 and under, who must be of diploma standard to enter the senior category. Applications to take part were received from China, France, Germany, Estonia, Switzerland, Italy, UK and Ireland. As a result of the exceptional standard, the shortlist for the senior competition was increased from 12 to 13 competitors, representing five countries.
Click here to read about the 2018 competition