The organ masterclasses will be held by Prof. Jürgen Essl (Musikhochschule Stuttgart), Prof. Jeremy Joseph (Musikhochschule Wien) and
Prof. Marie Zahrádková (Konservatorium Budweis)
Lessons will be held in German, English, Czech, French or Italian.
Suggested repertoire: Froberger, Muffat, Pachelbel, Kerll, Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, Liszt and other works adapted to the instruments.
The three professors offer guidance in Organ Improvisation ranging from Barock to Modern. Previous knowledge or experience with improvisation is not required.
Students are able to practise and perform on excellent historical and modern instruments, including the famous Gabler organ Ochsenhausen and the Holzhey organ in Rot, Kiene/ Sandtner organ in Gutenzell or Goll organ in Memmingen (dispositions listed below).
Disposition Holzhay organ Rot a.d. Rot
Disposition Gabler organ Ochsenhausen
Disposition Goll organ Memmingen
Disposition Sandtner organ Gutenzell
Students have the opportunity to participate in the Joseph Gabler competition at the end of ISAM.
Additional Biberach's Justin Heinrich Knecht Price for the best Knecht interpretation will be awarded in 2023
Suggested repertoire in 2023: 30-min recital free program, including one composition by Georg Muffat, Johann Kaspar Kerll or one of Johann Pachelbel’s Aria with Variations from „Hexachordum Apollinis“.
In addition students can include either the Kleines Hoboenconcert or Kleines Flötenconcert by J. H. Knecht for the Knecht- Preis der Stadt Biberach. Age limit for the organ competition is 35 years.
The 11th Joseph-Gabler Organ Competition is scheduled on Wednesday, August 2, 2023. The top two or three winners are awarded prizes per decision of the international jury.
Prize money Joseph Gabler Competition 2023
Prize money Justin Heinrich Knecht Price
|Jürgen Essl, organist and composer|
Jeremy Joseph, organist
|Marie Zahrádková, organist|
JOSEPH GABLER ORGAN COMPETITIONS FIRST PRIZE WINNERS
JUSTIN HEINRICH KNECHT FIRST PRIZE WINNERS