22.12.2013 The Organizing Committee has announced the programme and the dates of the 9th Mikael Tariverdiev International Organ Competition in 2015
Mikael Tariverdiev International Organ Competition is a unique and successfully developing international project launched in Russia in the end of 90-s. Its significance for professional organists can be compared with the role of Tchaikovsky Competition for pianists and violinists. It is held every two years in different cities of the world, including Europe and America, with the final tour taking place in Kaliningrad, the most western Russian city.
The Competition has gained a world-wide popularity attracting professional music communities in Russia, Europe and America. The Eight Competition was held in 2013 and gathered musicians from 32 countries, with maestros of world reputation sitting on the Jury.
Tierry Escaich, the President of the Jury: “The performers showed high level during all rounds. If you try to compare the Mikael Tariverdiev Competition with others, you will see that the level of organists participated in this Competition is considerably higher. A very friendly atmosphere here is of no small importance too”.
Organizing Committee is announcing the dates and Program of the 9th competition. The Ninth Competition is planned for April-September, 2015. At first, a selection round for different groups of participants held in Lawrence, Kansas (April, 8-10 2015), Hamburg (April, 20-24, 2015), Moscow (August, 29-31, 2015). Thereafter, the selected contestants move to Kaliningrad to participate in the second and third rounds (Kaliningrad, September, 3-10, 2015).
President of the Jury for Kaliningrad is Professor Arvid Gast (Germany)