1st International BACH | LISZT Organ Competition

26. August bis 7. September 2008


The competition

The International BACH | LISZT Organ Competition Erfurt – Weimar – Merseburg 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.

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

The competition resumes and expands 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.