NIIOC 2018 Announces Shortlisted Competitors


Today NIIOC has announced 13 shortlisted competitors, drawn from an extensive long list and countries across the world.

The following organists will compete for monetary awards, international recitals and the inaugural Dame Gillian Weir Medal on Monday 13 August, in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh:

Francesco Botti (Italy)
Ilaria Centorrino (Italy)
Xiaoting Chang (China)
Barbara Cornet (France)
Amelie Held (Germany)
George Herbert (UK)
Ismaele Gatti (Switzerland)
Johannes Krahl (Germany)
Alex Little (UK)
Donal McCann (UK)
Will Peart (UK)
Pierre-François Purson (France)
Josh Roebuck (UK)

For full details on the prize packages and to the competition details, visit