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The 2nd Odoyevsky International Organ Competition

19-27 November 2017 the 2nd Odoyevsky International Organ Competition took place in Moscow.

The competition is named after V.F. Odoyevsky (1804-1869), a prominent Russian music critic, writer, philosopher and public figure, one of the founders of Russian musicology and lexicography, and the author of the first original Russian organ compositions; he contributed much to sharpen the interest of the Russian musical circles to organ and to J.S. Bach’s extraordinary personality.

The contest consists of four rounds. Participants performed their programmes on instruments of different styles and periods; these are installed in five Moscow halls including the Organ Hall of Gnesins Russian Academy of Music with the historic Henry Jones organ (1871).

The competition programme includes the pieces of traditional organ repertoire (J.S. Bach, C. Franck, F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy, F. Liszt, J. Brahms), the 20th century compositions, as well as pieces composed in Russia during different periods.

Besides compulsory pieces, participants of the final round get an opportunity to play a small concert programme created at their own discretion.

The competition jury consists of famous international experts in the art of organ playing.

Rules & Regulations

Programme Requirements

Programme of Events


The First Odoyevsky International Organ Competition

22-29 November 2015 the First Odoyevsky International Organ Competition took place in Moscow.

Rules & Regulations

Programme Requirements

Concerts of Jury Members


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