THE ODOYEVSKY INTERNATIONAL ORGAN COMPETITION

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2021

Read the welcome letter from M. Schneider

The 4th Odoyevsky International Organ Competition will take place in Moscow from 14th to 21st of November 2021.

The competition is named after V. F. Odoyevsky (1804-1869), a prominent musician, writer, philosopher and public figure, a founder of Russian musicology and lexicography, the author of the first original compositions for the organ in Russia, who succeeded in awaking the interest of Russian music public in the organ and such extraordinary  personalities as J. S. Bach.

The contest consists of four rounds in which participants will play organs of different styles and epochs in five Moscow halls including the Organ Hall of the Russian Gnessins’ Academy of Music, where an historic Henry Jones organ (1871) is located.

Besides the traditional organ repertoire, the competition programme includes 20th century compositions, as well as a number of notable organ works by Russian composers. In addition to obligatory pieces, participants of the final round will have an opportunity to play a small concert programme of their own choice.

The international competition jury consists of famous organists representing the different European organ schools.

The age-range  for  participants is  17  to  33.  The  application  deadline  is  October 10, 2021.

Participants

Results of the Competition:
First prize — Anton Ivanov
Second prize — Masha Kirillova
Third prize — Pelageya Kostina
Diploma of the participant — Skopin Fjodor and Dimitrov Dimitri
Special prize for the best performance of Odoyesky’s piece — Pelageya Kostina
Special prize for the best performance of Larin’s piece — Anton Ivanov

Competition Rules & Regulations

Programme Requirements

Schedule of the Competition

Specifications of organs

The Jury:

Professor Alexander Fiseisky (Chairman of the jury, Russian Federation)
Alexander Knyazev (Russian Federation)
Daniel Salvador (Spain)
Anna Strezeva (Republic of Moldova)
Alexey Shmitov (Russian Federation)
Professor Johannes Ebenbauer (Austria)

2019

Read the welcome letter from M. Schneider

Read the welcome letter from H. Albrecht

The 3rd Odoyevsky International Organ Competition will take place in Moscow from 17th to 25th of November 2019.

The competition is named after V. F. Odoyevsky (1804-1869), a prominent musician, writer, philosopher and public figure, a founder of Russian musicology and lexicography, the author of the first original compositions for the organ in Russia, who succeeded in awaking the interest of Russian music public in the organ and such extraordinary  personalities as J. S. Bach.

The contest consists of four rounds in which participants will play organs of different styles and epochs in five Moscow halls including the Organ Hall of the Russian Gnessins’ Academy of Music, where an historic Henry Jones organ (1871) is located.

Besides the traditional organ repertoire, the competition programme includes 20th century compositions, as well as a number of notable organ works by Russian composers. In addition to obligatory pieces, participants of the final round will have an opportunity to play a small concert programme of their own choice.

The international competition jury consists of famous organists representing the different European organ schools.

The age-range  for  participants is  17  to  33.  The  application  deadline  is  October 10, 2019.

 

The Jury :

Professor Alexander Fiseisky (Chairman of the jury, Russian Federation)

Professor Kirill Volkov (Russian Federation)

Professor Natalia Gureeva (Russian Federation)

Professor Jean-Paul Imbert (France)

Professor Johannes Ebenbauer (Austria)

Alexander Knyazev (Russian Federation)

Daniel Salvador (Spain)

Rolf Mueller (Germany)

Competition Rules & Regulations

Programme Requirements

Schedule of the Competition

Specifications of organs

Participants

2017

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

2015

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

 

Halls and organs

I Round

S. Prokofiev (Organ) Hall at the Russian National Museum of Music
Alexander Schuke Organ Specification

 

II Round

Concert Hall at the I. F. Stravinsky Music School
Rieger Organ Specification


III Round
Organ Hall at the Russian Gnesins Academy of Music
Henry Jones Organ Specification

IV Round

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Holy Virgin Mary
Th. Kuhn Organ Specification


The Evangelical-Lutheran SS. Peter-and-Paul’s Cathedral
Wilhelm Sauer Organ Specification