The Toulouse International Organ Competition invites talented organists under the age of 30 to highlight the Toulouse organs of different aesthetics and eras.
Its ambition: to encourage the design of artistically coherent programs, linked to a particular instrument, and having the concern of promoting the organ to audiences.
Each candidate thus creates a musical program for the instrument of their choice, and plays extracts from it during the various selection tests.
A way to highlight the rich heritage of Toulouse organs!
Applicants must choose an instrument from one of the three categories of organs offered (old style, symphonic style and neo-classical / modern style).
In the end, 3 laureates will be rewarded (1 per category) and will be offered a prize of 4000 euros and concerts in Europe. Characteristics of the Toulouse International Organ Competition
- The choice of the instrument as well as the choice of the musical program are entirely free
- Priority is given to the artistic quality of the musical performance and the proposed program
- The finalists’ concerts are part of the International Organ Festival of Toulouse
- Financial assistance for candidates for their travel and stay.
For more information: https://toulouse-les-orgues.org/concours/presentation/