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04.09.2019
On September 3, the final stage of the XI Mikael Tariverdiev International Organ Competition (semi-finals and finals) and the Organ + festival, traditionally accompanying the Competition, will start in Kaliningrad. Members of the jury: Christoph Mantoux (France) - Chairman Organ professor at the Pôle Supérieur and Conservatoire Régional of Paris, titular organist of the Cathedral of St. Severin in Paris Mikhail Arkadyev (Russia) Honored Artist of Russia, composer, conductor, pianist, Doctor of Art History Professor of organ at the Pôle Supérieur and Conservatoire Régional of Paris, titular organist of the Cathedral of St. Severin in Paris Daniel Zaretsky (St. Petersburg, Russia) Professor, head of the department of the organ of the St. Petersburg State Conservatory Naoko Imai (Japan) Head of the Japan Organist Society, professor and organist at Tohokugakuin University at Sendai, titular organist at Reinanzaka Church in Tokyo, Shinagawa Matthias Maierhofer (Germany) Organ professor at the University of Music Freiburg (Musikhochschule Freiburg), titular organist of the Münster Dome Cathedral in Freiburg Roman Perucki (Poland) Professor of Organ, Academy of Music in Gdansk, titular organist of the Cathedral of Gdansk-Oliva, Director of the Gdansk Philharmonic Vincent Thevenas (Switzerland) Professor of the organ of the Higher School of Music of Geneva, titular organist of St. Peter's Basilica in Geneva Inger Lise Ulsrud (Norway) Professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, organist at the Uranienborg Church in Oslo James Higdon (USA) Professor, Head of Department of Organ and Church Music, University of Kansas The 11th Mikael Tariverdiev International Organ Competition is one of the largest competitions in the world with a major in organ. For organists, he plays the same role as for pianists, violinists - the Tchaikovsky Competition. The Mikael Tariverdiev Organ Competition has been held since 1999 with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Kaliningrad Region, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the City Hall of Kaliningrad, the Senate of Hamburg, the University of Kansas, and the Russian National Museum of Music. The competition takes place once every two years. According to established tradition, the competition is accompanied by the Organ + festival. In the festival, the jury of the competition is attended by world stars of performing art. Dates of the XI Mikael Tariverdiev International Organ Competition in 2019: Lawrence (Kansas, USA) - April 4-6 (round 1), Hamburg (Germany) - May 13-17 (round 1), Moscow - August 29-31 (1st round), Kaliningrad - September 3-9 (2-3 rounds)