European Organ Academy

International organists in Leipzig

Every two years in the summer, Leipzig hosts organists and students of organ playing from all over the world who want to learn from internationally acclaimed organists and experienced teachers.

 

Concerts and master classes

 

Since 2007, the European Organ Academy at the University of Music and Theatre Leipzig („HMT“) offers excellent concerts and master classes under the artistic direction of Prof. Stefan Engels (until 2015) and Prof. Martin Schmeding (since 2017). Students do not only learn and play at the two first-class instruments of the HMT, the Eule organ in the Great Hall and the Collon organ in the Chamber Music Hall – lessons are also held at the great Leipzig organs of St. Thomas’s or St. Micheal’s, furthermore in the Leipzig region, e. g. at the organs of Silbermann in Rötha and Freiberg or the historic Richter organ in Pomssen. In such way, the students get to know a high range of stop combinations, styles of organ building and interpretation.

 

Public concerts of internationally acclaimed teachers from Europe and the United States of America complete the Academy.

 

NOTE: 2021 a "Leipzig Organ Academy" will take place:

From 5-8 September 2021, professors Martin Schmeding, Thomas Lennartz and Roland Börger, as well as Thomas organist Ullrich Böhme and university organist Daniel Beilschmidt will offer courses on various topics. Information and registration from January 2021.

  

  1. VIII European Organ Academy Leipzig

The VIII European Organ Academy Leipzig will take place from 6-20 August 2023. Guest lecturers are Michel Bouvard (France), Bine Katrine Bryndorf (Denmark), Ken Cowan (USA), Pieter van Dijk (Netherlands), Jeremy Joseph (South Africa/Austria), Jon Laukvik (Norway), Erwan le Prado (France), Martin Schmeding and Thomas organist Ullrich Böhme.

 

 

Kindly supported by Hermann Eule Orgelbau

Ansprechpartnerin

Heike Bronn

+49 341 3529 015 

Heike Bronn

VIII. Europäische Orgelakademie

06.-20.08.2023