2 August 2019 @ 09:30
Martinikerkhof 3
9712 JG Groningen

The Orgelzomer Academy

Schnitger Meets… Masterclasses

It is Day 4 and today the Masterclasses will be given on two famous Schnitger organs: in the Martinikerk and in the Der Aa-kerk.

Organ in the Der Aa-Kerk

Every year the Prins Claus Conservatoire (PCC) organises the Orgelzomer Academy, a series of Masterclasses for young, talented organists from home and abroad on the famous Groningen organs. This summer course offers organ students a marvellous opportunity to play a historic organ, and the course is always heavily oversubscribed. In this special Schnitger year, the Orgelzomer Academy is an important part of the ‘Schnitger Meets…’ series. PCC and the Stichting Groningen Orgelland are combining forces to organise the summer course, expanding it to welcome no less than five top organists from Europe and Asia to Groningen, to give masterclasses to 35 international students.

On weekdays between 30 July and 7 August, different experts will give organ Masterclasses at different
venues. Entrance is free for interested members of the public. The programme is subject to change.

Today the Masterclasses are in the Der Aa-kerk and the Martinikerk. A number of students will give a lunchtime recital on the Martinikerk organ between the morning and afternoon sessions.
For more information, see this link.

Morning session 09:30am – 12:30pm

Venue 1: Der Aa-kerk
Expert: Pavel Černý
Akerkhof 2
9711 JB Groningen

Afternoon session 14:00pm – 17:00pm

Venue 1: Martinikerk
Expert: Tobias Willi
Martinikerkhof 3
9712 JG Groningen

Venue 2: Der Aa-kerk
Expert: Rie Hiroe
Akerkhof 2
9711 JB Groningen