Deelnemers

Peter van der Zwaag

Peter van der Zwaag (1986) studied organ with Theo Jellema and Erwin Wiersinga at the Prince Claus Conservatoire in Groningen and received his masters degree in 2015. He continued studying harpsichord with Johan Hofmann. He won a number of awards at various competitions such as the 1st Prize at the SGO Competition in Groningen.
He followed masterclasses with organists such as Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Lorenzo Ghielmi, Ben van Oosten and Eric Lebrun. Peters repertoire is very wide, with a special interest for 17th century music and French repertoire.
Peter is organist at the Kiruoskerk in Leeuwarden, and he is member of the board of the Koninklijke Vereniging van Organisten en Kerkmusici (KVOK), artistic advisor of the 'Organum Frisicum' and main editor of the 'Friese Orgelkrant'. Besides that Peter is owner of the music store 'Boeijenga Music' in Leeuwarden.

 

Ilaria Centorrino

Ilaria Centorrino was born in Messina in 1998. She started studying piano during her childhood and later on in 2013 she has begun to study the organ at the "A.Corelli" Music Conservatory in Messina (Sicily) with prof Emanuele Cardi. In 2014 she moved to the "S.Giacomantonio" Music Conservatory in Cosenza where she now attends the last year of pre-college organ course with prof Emanuele Cardi, attending at the same time the 5th year of the "G.Galilei" high school in Spadafora (Messina). She was selected among the first twelve Italian students who took part in the organ competition "Premio Abbado" 2015 where she won the fourth prize. She has received a scolarship by “Rotary Club” at the master “Le altre note 2015” in Bormio. In 2016 she won the First Prize at “Tisia” international organ competition; Second prize (first prize not awarded) and “Franz Zanin” special prize at 5th International Organ Competition “Organi storici del Basso Friuli”; The second prize at the 6th International Organ Competition “ Premio Elvira di Renna” in Faiano. She is the winner of the scolarship at the 4th Bibione National Organ Competition.

 

Haruka Kinoshita

Haruka Kinoshita was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1991. She got her first organ lessons from Junko Wada and Rie Hiroe since she was 17 years old. She studied organ at the Tokyo University of the Arts with professor Rie Hiroe from 2010 – 2014. She continued her master studies at the Tokyo University of the Arts with professor Megumi Tokuoka. She finished her masters degree in 2016. Since 2016 she studies with Wolfgang Zerer at the Hochshule fur Musik und Theater in Hamburg.
Haruka won a number of awards: in 2011 the Shirakawa-prize, at the international Music Festival Mino Shirakawa. At the Tokyo Univcersity she won the Doseikai-prize and the Acanthos Music Prize. She was given a scholarschip by the Aoyama Foundation in 2013/2014.

 

Alvaro Carnicero

Alvaro was born in Girona, Spain. He started his piano studies at the age of 4. At the age of 10 he started with organ lessons at the Escolania Montserrat. He continued his studies on piano and organ at the Conservatoire of Badalona with Olga Liceran and Francesc Pi. When he graduated he continued studying with Maria Nacy at the conservatoire in Barcelona. He received masterclasses with Bernard Winsemius, Andreas Liebig, Naji Hakim and many more.
He won a number of awards: the Honor Prize in Barcelona (2013), the first prize in Interpretation at the Isaac Albeniz Conservatoire in Girona.
Currently Alvaro is studying organ at the Prince Claus Conservatoire with Erwin Wiersinga and Theo Jellema, piano with Nata Tsvereli and harpsichord with Johannes Hofmann.

 

Hyoju Ahn

Hyoju Ahn is a student of Conservatorium van Amsterdam, studying with Pieter van Dijk, Matthias Havinga and Visiting Prof. Louis Robillard. Before studying in Amsterdam, she studied in Korean National University of Arts with Jakyoung Oh, Royal Academy of Music in London with David Titterington and Musikhochschule Lübeck in Germany with Arvid Gast. Whilst studying she performed in masterclasses under Michael Radulescu, Wolfgang Zerer, Loïc Mallié, Olivier Latry, Jon Laukvik, Christoph Bossert, etc. and attended study trips to Paris, Bristol and Hamburg.
She won first prizes in two domestic organ competitions in Korea in 2009 and 2010, third prize in Jan Kucharski International Organ Competition in Łódź in 2014 and received finalist diploma in Mikael Tariverdiev International Organ Competition in 2016.
Hyoju has performed at many prestigious venues in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and South Korea.

 

Francesca Ajossa

Born in Cagliari in 1999, Francesca Ajossa started her musical training at a very young age in the class of prof. Angelo Castaldo at the “Palestrina” Conservatory in Cagliari, where she’s attending the IX course. As an organist she’s played at various festivals in Italy and abroad, such as the ones held in Rome, Fermo, Cagliari, Monza, Naples, Pisa, Cosenza, Alghero, Fussen and Ottobeuren, and on December 2016 she played three concerts in Hong Kong and Macao on the occasion of the Pope’s 80th birthday. She’s also performed as a soloist with the Orchestra “La Rejouissance” and with the “Palestrina Chamber Orchestra”.
In 2015 she was admitted as an active pupil to the “International Bach Academy” held by prof. Jacques van Oortmerssen and she won the Second Prize at the “Premio Abbado Competition”. She was also selected as a finalist at the “Fourth International Agati – Tronci Competition” and she’s one of the eight young organists who were chosen to attend the “Young Talents Class” at the Haarlem Organ Festival, where she also played at the final Presentation Recital.
Francesca’s first CD about Organ Music from Sardinia was recorded for the label “Tactus” and will be out in 2017.

 

Jun Byung Park

Organist Jun Byung Park was born 1992 in Seoul/ South Korea. He studied in Seoul Art High School from 2008 to 2009 by Prof. Wonsun Park. In 2010 he was admitted to the organ class of Prof. K. Schnorr at the Musikhochschulein Freiburg. In 2012 he moved to the organ class of Prof. J. Laukvik at the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart and in 2014 he finished ‘Bachelor of Music’ under Prof. Laukvik. In 2016, he finished his ‘Master of Music’ at the Musikhochschule in Hamburg under Prof. W. Zerer. From the winter semester of 2016 he began his Konzertexamen at the Musikhochschule Hamburg under Prof. W. Zerer.
In 2014 he won the first prize at the 7th International Organ Competition Herman Schröder. The public final concert was recorded by Südwestrundfunk(SWR2) and documented on the CD. He won several prizes at competitions by "Fugato" in Bad Homburg, "Valeri Kikta" in Moscow "Youngsan" in Seoul, and "Daegu Music Association" in Daegu. In 2017, He toured with National Youth Orchestra of Germany as Cembalist and Organist.
He took the master classes from Prof. M. Bouvard, Prof.Parshin, Sophie-Veronique Cauchefer-Choplin and KMD K.Johannsen.

 

Dorien Schouten

Dorien Schouten (1987) started her organ lessons at the age of 10 with Ko Zwanenburg. She studied at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague with Jos van der Kooy. She finished both her bachelor and master studies here. She continued her studies with Leo van Doeselaar, Erwin Wiersinga and Paolo Crivellaro.
Dorien has a passion to introduce the audience to new music, as she does on the International Organ Festival in The Hague, both solo and with ensembles. She likes to perform baroque music, on historical instruments or as continuo performer.
Dorien was organist in a number of churches of various denominations.

 

Gerwin Hoekstra

Gerwin Hoekstra (1992) started playing the organ at the age of 8 with Dirk Molenaar in Eenrum. He continued his studies at the Prince Claus Conservatoire in Groningen with Erwin Wiersinga and Theo Jellema and he went to the USA for his master studies at the Oberlin Conservatory (USA) with James David Christie, Marie-Louise Langlais (organ), Mark Edwards and Webb Wiggins (harsichord)
Gerwin received masterclasses with Guy Bovet, Ludger Lohmann and Philippe Lefebvre. He won a number of prizes, amongst which the 3rd prize at the International Sweelinck Competition in 2014.
Gerwin was organist of the Protestantse Gemeente Winsum-Obergum and the First Church in Oberlin

 

Liubov Nosova

Liubov started her music study of the age of 4 and from 7 years old she began to participate in various piano competitions. In 2010 she graduated from the college at the Conservatory Rimsky-Korsakov as pianist with professor Ekaterina Alekseevna Murina. There she also started practicing organ and successfully passed the exam of choir conducting. In 2010 she continued her organ studies with with prof . Chausova and then with prof. Zaretskiy and harpsichord with Prof. Rozanov . In 2015 she graduated from the Conservatory with diploma of honor as a pianist and harpsichord.
At the moment she continues her education in Italy, at the Cosenza Conservatorio di Musica S. Giacomantonio. There she studies organ with prof. Emanuele Cardi, cembalo with Rosanna Posarelli, organ improvisation and basso continuo with Claudio Brizi and other disciplines.
She is also studying the Master Performance Program in Switzerland in Basel’s Hochschule für Musik with Martin Sander and Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with Jörg-Andreas Bötticher (cembalo). Liubov won various prizes at international organ competition in Italy, Poland, Austria and more.

 

Laurens de Man

Laurens studies piano with David Kuyken and organ with Jacques van Oortmerssen, Pieter van Dijk and Matthias Havinga at the Conservatoire of Amsterdam. Since 2012 he also studies harpsichord with Johan Hofmann.
He took masterclasses from musicians such as Elisabeth Leonskaja, Dmitri Bashkirov, Willem Brons, Abdel Rahman el Bachra, Olivier Latry and Lorenzo Ghielmi.
Laurens regularly performs as pianist and organist, both solo as in chamber music ensembles. He is a member of the Chimaera Trio, which won a number of awards at competitions. As pianist he won the National Final of the Prinses Christina Competition in 2009 and toured in the USA, Canada and Costa Rica with the Prinses Christina Competition Tour. In March 2016 he won the Govert van Wijn Organ competition in Maassluis.
Since 2012 Laurens is main organist of the Janskerk in Utrecht.

 

Liga Vilmane

Liga studied organ at the Jazep Vitols Music Acadey in Riga with Talivaldis Deksnis. She continued her studies with Gijs van Schoonhoven and Theo Jellema at the Artez Conservatoire in Enschede.
She specialized in harpsichord with Tineke Steenbrink at the Conservatoire in Zwolle and took lessons with Ton Koopman and Christian Rieger.
Since 2008 Liga is organist of the church in Haaksbergen-Buurse. She is also member of a number of ensembles such as the Canto di Rame, La Corella an the Arcade Ensemble. She performed in The Netherlands, the Baltic States, Sweden, Germany, Norway, Finland, Italy and the USA. She works as a teacher at the Conservatoire in Zwolle.