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St Andrews Organ Week is one of the leading organ courses in the UK for amateur and young organists, attracting participants from throughout Britain and far beyond. Participants enjoy a mixture of one-to-one and group tuition, lectures, workshops, masterclasses and concerts.

Bach and his 19 Century Disciples

28 July – 4 August 2018

Vincent Bernhardt (Metz Conservatoire)
Matthias Havinga (Amsterdam Conservatory)
Katharine Pardee (University of Oxford)
Simon Harden (DIT Conservatory, Dublin)
Henry Fairs (Birmingham Conservatoire and Honorary Professor of Organ, University of St Andrews)
Paul Stubbings (St Mary’s Music School, Edinburgh)
Gabriele Damiani (Oxford)
Sean Heath (St Andrews)
Chris Bragg (St Andrews)

This year’s course returns to the music of J.S. Bach and in particular his influence on composers of the 19th century. Come and explore the synergy between Bach’s organ and harpsichord music in the hands of Vincent Bernhardt, an international prize-winner in both instruments, as well as the revival and reception of Bach’s music 100 years after his death.

The course will include concerts by Vincent Bernhardt (Bach’s works for organ and harpsichord), Matthias Havinga (Mendelssohn on the restored 1865 Hill organ at St Bride’s Church in Glasgow) and Henry Fairs (a reconstruction of the 1856 concert at which Liszt’s Praeludium and Fugue on BACH received its world premiere).

We are especially delighted to be joined by members of the British Institute of Organ Studies and look forward to collaborating with them at various moments throughout their visit.

Whatever your age, technical level or experience, if you have a passion for the organ, we look forward to welcoming you to St Andrews.

Please download the St Andrews Organ Week brochure 2018 (PDF, 2,453 KB).

“Outstandingly helpful and supportive tutors”
“Superb concerts”
“A really inspiring course…the enthusiasm generated will last for the next twelve months!”
“The best organ course going” 
“Such a privilege to receive teaching of such a high standard”
2017 participants

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