Our cultural heritage sings out! The Orgelfestival Holland 2011 in Alkmaar by Sietze de Vriesby Sietze de Vries | Het ORGEL | Year 107 | (2011) | Issue 5
Het ORGEL 107 (2011), nr. 5, xx-xx [summary]
The town of Alkmaar has a number of important historical organs within its walls and promotes them very well. The biennial “Orgelfestival Holland” has gained a fine international reputation, not in the last place because of the organ competition that is a part of it. This past summer the festival (which had the title “Our cultural heritage sings out”) was centered around the 500th birthday of the Van Covelens organ. A composition contest had been organized for the occasion, and the finalists of the organ competition had to perform the winning composition. This contest was won by Charlotte Marck (*1983) of France with her three-movement work “Jadis et Naguère”. The composer was also one of the three finalists in the performing competition, in which she won the 2nd prize. The other finalists were the Swiss Annette Gfeller (*1981), who won the 3rd prize, and the Italian Manuel Tomadin (*1977), who won the 1st prize.
Foto’s Jan Smelik
De dertienkoppige jury
Winnaar Manuel Tomadin