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St Albans International Organ Festival gratefully acknowledges the significant support of the following organisations, trusts and individuals:

The Monument Trust

The Williams Church Music Trust

The Derek Butler Trust

St Albans City & District Council

Kirby Laing Foundation

Wixamtree Trust

Douglas May Trust

The Dyers Company

Rhinegold Publishing

Don and Lesley King

Andrei Lussmann

Philip and Sue Vaughan

Daniel Von Allmen

The Earl & Countess of Verulam

Elisabeth Wells

Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists


Jill and Adam Singer

Orgues Létourneau

Festival Mission Statement

The St Albans International Organ Festival presents arguably the world’s leading organ competition. Its roll-call of past prize-winners includes many of today’s most influential organists.

For two weeks our biennial festival celebrates organs and a lot more besides. Our diverse mix of large-scale and intimate concerts, talks, workshops, art exhibitions and fringe events offers something for everyone and complements the St Albans International Organ Competition itself. Events are centred around the magnificent Norman cathedral of St Albans and spread out all around this beautiful historic city. Important venues in London host additional competition rounds and performances.

The festival attracts leading performers from around the world together with very best young organists. It was founded in 1963 by the distinguished organist Peter Hurford OBE.

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St Albans International Organ Festival

Announces the 2017 Competition Jury

     Pre Selection Jurors

Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin:  France

Leo van Doeselaar:  The Netherlands

László Fassang:  Hungary

David Goode:  UK

Naomi Matsui:  Japan

Pier Damiano Peretti:  Italy/Austria

William Porter:  USA


Martin Baker

Bine Bryndorf

David Titterington

Thomas Trotter

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Saturday Organ Concert Series

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2017 Festival


2017 Festival Competitors

     Interpretation Competitors

Marco Amherd


Yohan Chung

South Korea

Thomas Gaynor

New Zealand

Lotta-Sophie Harder


Lisa Hummel


Hina Ikawa


Jiyoung Kim-Barthen

South Korea

Ikuyo Mikami


Olga Papykina


Martin Rabensteiner


David Reccia Chynoweth


Caroline Robinson


Tomasz Soczek


Jeremiah Stephenson


Ágoston Tóka


Sora Yu

South Korea