3rd International BACH | LISZT Organ Competition

29 September to 11 October 2015

Our prize winners

1st prize: Thomas Gaynor
2nd prize: Anna-Victoria Baltrusch
3rd prize: Chelsea Barton

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The competition
The International BACH | LISZT Organ Competition Erfurt–Weimar pays homage to both luminaries of Thuringia's musical history. Johann Sebastian Bach's relationship to the organ is known the world over. In contrast, many of Franz Liszt's organ works and their importance to the development of the organ's chromaticity is relatively unknown, something which should change in 2011, the Liszt Year (the celebration of the 200th anniversary of his birth and the 125th anniversary of his death).

The International BACH | LISZT Organ Competition is organized by the City and Cathedral of Erfurt in cooperation with the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar.

Since 2008, the competition has resumed and expanded the former International "Cathedral Mount" Organ Competition that took place in Erfurt in 1999. Through the diversity and the importance of historic and modern instruments, the current competition has taken on worldwide significance.

Minister President of the Free State of Thuringia
Bishop of the Diocese of Erfurt
Bishop of the Protestant Church of Central Germany

Artistic direction
Silvius von Kessel, Erfurt

City of Erfurt
Cathedral of Erfurt
University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar