We are delighted to announce the selection of twelve organists from around the world to take part in this year’s special virtual edition of St Albans International Organ Competition.

An exceptionally large field participated in the Preliminary Recorded Round. The judges have selected the following performers to take part in the online competition:

Callum Alger (United Kingdom)
Ben Bloor (United Kingdom)
Daniel Chang (United States of America)
Quentin du Verdier (France)
Andrew Forbes (United Kingdom)
Steven Knieriem (The Netherlands)
Collin Miller (United States of America)
Mitchell Miller (United States of America)
Andrew Morris (United States of America)
Magdalena Moser (Austria)
Mona Rozdestvenskyte (Lithuania)
Jannik Schroeder (Germany)

Each competitor will be asked to submit a video-recorded performance, which should be a balanced programme with a total timing of 40 minutes including:

  • JS Bach: Fantasia in C minor BWV 562
  • Saint-Saëns: Prelude and Fugue in B major op.99 no.2
  • The commissioned work by Roxanna Panufnik
  • Plus own-choice work(s).

Each performance will be shown on a big screen in St Albans Cathedral, over three successive evenings 7, 8 and 9 July 2021. The videos will also stream online for viewing around the world and to the Competition Jury. Read more…