january 15.-23. 2021
Welcome to The 2nd Wadden Sea International Organ Competition – an international music competition for professional organists of all nationalities under the age of 35.
The competition takes place in Denmark January 15 – 23, 2021 and is hosted by SDMK – Danish National Academy of Music in Esbjerg.
The Wadden Sea is a unique piece of nature streching from The Netherlands, through the North-Western Coast of Germany through to the area around Ribe and Esbjerg in Denmark. The Wadden Sea has since 2009 been on Unesco’s World Heritage List.
Competitors will be judged by a jury of acclaimed organists. Winners will be awarded some of the highest monetary prizes in competitions of this kind and will also be offered concert engagements in a number of Danish venues in the years following the competition.
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Photo: Torben Meyer / Esbjerg Kommune
DAY OF THE ORGAN
A celebration of the organ for all ages
- Youth competition
- Childrens concerts
the wadden sea
There is a place where heaven and earth share the same stage
The Wadden Sea 1st International Organ Competition owes it name to a unique piece of nature, the Wadden Sea streching from The Netherlands, through the North-Western Coast of Germany through to the area around Ribe and Esbjerg in Denmark.
Whichever part of the Dutch, German or Danish North Sea coast or its islands you visit, you will be surveying an area that holds a natural beauty, unique in the world: the Wadden Sea. In June 2009 the Wadden Sea was added to the World Heritage List. Why is the Wadden Sea a World Heritage Site? And what does this mean? Find out more on this website.
Photo: Alex Berger
Hans Ola Ericsson Chair
Pier Damiano Peretti
Helle Ohrt, CEO
Wadden Sea International Organ Competition
Danish National Academy of Music