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The jury

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Olivier Latry (France), Jury President

Concert organist, professor of organ at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, and organist of the grand organ at Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral. His recording of Messiaen’s complete organ music was released by Deutsche Grammophon.

Benoît Mernier (Belgium)

Organist, composer, curator of Organ of the Palais des Beaux-Arts and organist of the Church of Our Blessed Lady of the Sablon (Bruxelles), professor of organ, improvisation and composition at the IMEP (Namur).

Thierry Escaich (France)

Organist, composer, professor of improvisation and composition at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, organist of the Saint-Étienne-du-Mont Church (Paris), former composer in residence at the Auditorium-Orchestre National de Lyon (2007-2010), winner of four Victoires de la Musique Classique awards (composer of the year 2003, 2006, 2011 and 2017), member of the Academy of Fine Arts of the Institut de France.

Philippe Hersant (France)

Composer, former producer at France Musique, former composer in residence at the Auditorium-Orchestre National de Lyon (1998-2000), winner of three Victoires de la Musique Classique Awards (composer of the year 2005, 2010 and 2016), composer of the new work to be played by all candidates in the Olivier Messiaen Competition final.

Edgar Krapp (Germany)

Organist, former professor of organ at the Musikhochschule in Frankfurt, the Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Musikhochschule in Munich, bureau member of the new Leipzig Bach Society and member of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts.

Thomas Lacôte (France)

Organist, composer, professor of analysis at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, organist of La Trinité Chruch (Paris), member of the Fondation Messiaen, co-author of Le Modèle et l’Invention:Messiaen et la technique de l’emprunt (Symétrie, 2017).

Catherine Massip (France)

Musicologist, former general curator of the music department at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF), former director of studies at the École Pratique des Hautes Études, author of numerous scientific articles, author of the catalogue for the Hommage à Olivier Messiaen exhibition at the BNF (1996), coordinator of the publication Portrait(s) d’Olivier Messiaen (BNF, 1996), President of the Fondation Olivier-Messiaen.

Leo Samama (Netherlands)

Composer and musicologist, former professor in the main Dutch conservatories and Utrecht University, former bureau member of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, former artistic director of the Hague Philharmonic, former artistic director and general manager of the Netherlands Chamber Choir, author of several publications (notably on 20th century Dutch music), and friend of Messiaen (for whom he translated on many occasions).

Liesbeth Schlumberger (South Africa)

Organist, professor of organ at the Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon, organist of the grand organ of the Église Protestante Unie de l’Étoile (Paris).

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Le Concours international d’orgue Olivier-Messiaen est ouvert aux organistes du monde entier de moins de 30 ans. Il se déroulera en 4 tours dont 3 épreuves publiques, qui se tiendront à Lyon, du 17 au 22 juin 2019.

Le bulletin d’inscription sera disponible en ligne le 15 octobre 2019.


Les orgues du concours

Le programme du concours

Le règlement du concours

Les concerts ouverts au public


En partenariat avec l’Aida (Agence iséroise de diffusion artistique) et avec le soutien de la Fondation Olivier-Messiaen, abritée par la Fondation de France.

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