The Second International Alexander Goedicke Organ Competition

14 сентября 2011 г. - 22 сентября 2011 г. | Сompetitions

Dear Friends!

Because of the travel time of some participants that can be more then one day, we decided to publish the commissioned work earlier. It will be posted on the official site of the competition ( and on the site of Moscow conservatoire ( on August 26 at 15.00 by Moscow time.

Goedicke competition secretary.

The founder of the Second International Goedicke Organ Competition is Moscow Tchaikovsky conservatory.

General Partner - Moscow International Performing Arts Center

The A.F.Goedicke International Organists’ Competition was organized by the Moscow Conservatory and held in Moscow for the first time in 2008. The Competition was named after the outstanding musician, composer, pianist and organist, the founder of the Moscow school of organ performance, People’s Artist of the RSFSR, Doctor of Music, Professor Alexander Feodorovich Goedicke (1877-1957).

The Competition sets such goals as search, support and help in their professional formation of young talented organists, development of organ performance in Russia, development of national music education, systematization of artistic connections between the musical higher education institutions of Russia and of other countries, preservation of the heritage of Russian musical culture, popularization of contemporary Russian organ music, improvement of the level of organists’ mastery of performance and training of their artistic, musical and spiritual culture.

The Second International A.F.Goedicke International Organists’ Competition will take place in Moscow on September 14-22, 2011 and will be held at the Small Hall of Moscow Conservatory, and at the Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow International Music House.


  1. State Academic Capella of St.Petersburg
  2. Perm Regional State Philharmonic
  3. Omsk State Philharmonic
  4. Producer center «Art Assembly»

Competition procedure

  1. The participants should arrive to Moscow according to the dates stipulated in the official notification issued by the Organizing committee.
  2. Competition comprises three tours. This is the public performance taking place in the Small Hall of the Moscow conservatory and Moscow International Performing Arts Centre. Each composition may be performed only once.
  3. The order of performances will be set by the ballot the day before competition begins and remains the same until the very end of the competition. After the ballot there will be an obligatory info-meeting for all participants.
  4. The Organizing Committee provides the participants with class-rooms and gives the opportunity for rehearsals on the stage of the Hall where next tour is supposed to take place. For the Final round each participant will get 2 hours at the Klais – Glatter-Götz organ in Moscow International Performing Arts Center and also warm-up time (by 30 minutes) on the day of the Final.
  5. The Laureates of other previous national and international competitions are supposed to take part in the First tour according to the general conditions.
  6. Not more than 50 percent from participants of I round, but no more than ten participants will be admitted to the second tour.
  7. The number of finalists no more than 5.
  8. The competition jury may shorten some programs or disqualify a participant if all the jury members support this decision.
  9. The results of each tour are announced shortly afterwards. After the final audition the jury members discuss the distribution of the awards.
  10. If a participant arrives with an assistant, that should be noticed in the application. The participants can also perform with an assistant suggested by the Organizing Committee (during the rehearsals in the Halls or during performances in each tour).
  11. The decisions of the Jury are final and can not be revised.

Financial terms

  1. The Organizing Committee can help booking a hotel accommodation for the participants and/or their assistants if required in advance.
  2. All the costs of the participants’ stay (travel expenses, hotel accommodation) are also to be covered by the participants or by their institutions or establishments.
  3. The Organizing Committee of the competition provides the foreign participants with invitations and visa support.
  4. After getting of the official invitation from the Organizing Committee a foreign participant should apply for a visa in the Consulate of Russian Federation in his or her country.

Awards and prizes

  1. The Organizing Committee of the Second International Goedicke Organ Competition announces the following prizes:
    · First Prize: 5000 €, , as well as solo recitals in Moscow conservatoire, Glinka-capella (St.Petersburg), Omsk philharmonic society, Perm philharmonic society in Russia and Tauride Palace (St.-Petersburg)
    · Second Prize: 3000 €
    · Third Prize: 2000 €
    · Two Diplomas of 1000 € each
  2. The awards will be paid in rubles at the exchange rate of TsentroBank of Russia, valid on the day of payment.
  3. Depending on the participants’ achievements the jury has the right within the limits of the number of disposable prizes,
    · to award not the total amount of prizes;
    · to divide the prizes between the performers (except for the First prize).
  4. Jury members have also right to give special prizes and awards.
  5. The Organizing Committee may permit the establishment of other special and additional awards from national or international state, commercial, public or artistic organizations. All the special prizes must be discussed with the Organizing Committee beforehand.

Application Procedure

  1. All the applicants born after January, 1, 1976 are allowed to participate in The Second International Goedicke Organ Competition.
  2. The application form together with the receipt of payment fee of 1500 rubles for Russian and CIS-countries’ citizens and of 50 euro for foreign participants ought to be sent before May, 15, 2011
    · to the following address:
    The Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory
    Organizing Committee of the Second International Goedicke Organ competition
    Bolshaya Nikitskaya str. 13/6, building 1, Moscow, 125009, Russia
    · by e-mail to
  3. Participation fee must be paid by bank transfer. Bank information for making a transfer:
    · In Euro 
    Correspondent bank of Sber bank of SWIFT: The Bank of New York USA IRVT US 3N 890-0057-610
    SWIFT: Sber Bank of the Russian Federation. Donskoe branch 7813 Moscow Russia
    Branch address-ul Bolshaya Yakimanka 18
    Beneficiary Customer: Moscow State Conservatoire named after P. I. Tchaikovsky
    125009 Moscow Bolshaya Nikitskaya 13 Russia
    INN 7703107663
    (Purpose of the payment: Second International Goedicke Organ Competition).
  4. The following documents should be added to the application form:
    · a copy of your passport or your birth certificate;
    · a copy of your musical education certificate;
    · a reference from the educational institution about your being a student (for those who study);
    · your CV with detailed information on your academic record and job positions;
    · a letter of recommendation from a musical establishment or from two renowned musicians;
    · one professionally made color photo (can be also sent by e-mail, in this case the photo should be 300 dpi and no less than 2 MB)
  5. All participants admitted to the participation in the competition will be notified no later than June 15, 2011 by letter indicating the exact date of the arrival.
  6. The participants are obliged to inform the Organizing Committee about all possible changes in the performance program no later than August, 1, 2011. The changes made after the deadline can be accepted only exceptionally, with the agreement of the jury.
  7. In case a participant withdraws himself/herself, the application documents and payment fee will not be refunded.

The program

First round
(The organ of the Small Hall)

  1. One of the following compositions:
    D.Buxtehude Prelude in E Bux WV 141
    D.Buxtehude Prelude in g Bux WV 148
    D.Buxtehude Prelude in g Bux WV 150
    D.Buxtehude Toccata in d Bux WV 155
    D.Buxtehude Toccata in F Bux WV 157
  2. One of Trio-sonatas by J.S.Bach BWV 526-530 (except Es-dur)
  3. One of the following compositions:
    Valeri Kikta «Burlesque» from the Sixth Organ Suite «Carpathians Meditations»
    Tatyana Chudova Fuge «Judas» and Postlude «Repentance» from the Bible suite for organ

Second round
(The organ of the Small Hall)

  1. One of the following compositions:
    J.S.Bach Fantasy and fugue g-moll BWV 542
    J.S.Bach Prelude and fugue e-moll BWV 548
    J.S.Bach Prelude and fugue Es-dur BWV 552
    J.S.Bach Toccata and fugue F-dur BWV 540
    J.S.Bach Toccata, adagio and fugue C-dur BWV 564
    J.S.Bach Passacaglia and fugue c-moll BWV 582
  2. One of the following compositions:
    Felix Mendelssohn Organ Sonata № 1, op. 65, f-moll
    Felix Mendelssohn Organ Sonata № 4, op. 65, B-dur
  3. One of the following compositions:
  4. Alexander Goedicke Prelude and fugue c-moll ор. 34 № 1
  5. Alexander Goedicke Prelude and fugue Es-dur ор. 34 № 2

Third Tour
(The organ of the Moscow International Performing Arts Centre)

  1. A free chosen program with duration of 40 minutes (the performance of own works, transcriptions and works which have already been performed during previous Tours is not allowed).
  2. Fedor Stroganov Toccata.


Rubin Abdoullin (Russia)

Rubin Abdoullin is a People’s Artist of Russia and the Republic of Tatarstan, a Merited Arts Worker of Russia, and Rector of the Kazan Nazib Zhiganov State Conservatory. He is a winner of the Musa Jalil Republican Prize for Literature and Culture; the Russian Federation State Prize; and a member of the International Union of Music Workers and the Organists’ Union of Russia. Abdoullin graduated from the Piano Department of the Kazan State Conservatory, and received a degree in organ from the Leningrad Conservatory in 1974, where he studied under Professor Nina Oksentyan. He perfected his teaching and performing skills as a postgraduate student under Professor Leonid Roisman at the Moscow Conservatory in 1979. Since 1973 he has taught special piano and organ classes at the Kazan Conservatory. His students have become professors, concert organists, and winners of all-Russia and international competitions. Abdoullin maintains an active concert schedule in Russia and abroad. His concert repertoire embraces all the fundamental styles from Renaissance to contemporary works.


David Titterington (UK)

Аfter graduating from Pembroke College (Oxford) as an organist, David Titterington continued his education in France, at the National Conservatory at Rueil-Malmaison under the distinguished organist Marie-Claire Alain. He made his debut as an organist in the Royal Festival Hall in 1986. Since then Titterington’s career has taken him to numerous international festivals and concert halls, including the Herkulessaal in Munich, the Schauspielhaus in Berlin, the Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto, the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, the Megaron in Athens, and the Musashino Concert Hall in Tokyo. In 2002 he was chosen to perform music by Kurtag and Messiaen for the 50th anniversary of the European Festival Association in Geneva. In 1996 Titterington was appointed Head of Organ Studies at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Since 1993 he has held annual master classes at the Dartington International Summer School (UK) and since 1997 he has been a visiting professor at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. As one of the world’s most distinguished organists, Titterington was appointed art director in the International Organ Festival at St. Albans (UK). He has been a jury member in numerous international organ competitions. In 2008 he was nominated an honourable member of the Royal Academy of Music. Aside from several albums, he has recorded more than 30 programs for the BBC and has made numerous recordings for radio and TV.


Gabriel Marghieri (France)

Organist, Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre, Paris Composer. Studied with Henri Carol, Rene Saorgin, Marie-Claire Alain, Michel Chapuis, Lo'ic Mallie. After studying at the Conservatoires of Nice and Rueil-Malmaison, he received the Premiers Prix (first prizes) for organ, analysis, and harmony from the Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris, and the Premier Prix for improvisation from the equivalent institution in Lyon. He also won the International Grand Prizes of Bordeaux (France) and Saint Albans (UK) for organ interpretation, and of Chartres (France) for improvisation. He obtained the Certificate of Aptitude in Teaching for organ, and currently teaches analyses and improvisation at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Lyon, after having taught -among other places- at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris. Gabriel Marghieri has given concerts, conferences and master classes throughout Europe, in Russia, Canada and Japan, recording for radio and television stations. His discography comprises works by Henri Carol (Solstice), Franz Liszt (Harmonia Mundi-Radio France), as well as a recording of a composition of his own and improvisations (Amis de I'orgue de Saint-Bonaventure de Lyon). Other records are to come. Composer of works for organ, piano, choir and different instrumental ensembles, he also writes pieces of a liturgical and pedagogical nature. (Editions Billaudot, Europart..) Organiser of the «Heures d'orgue» series of concerts at Saint-Bonaventure in Lyon, he has been a member of many judging panels, and of the Commission of New Organs under the auspices of the French Ministry of Culture. After holding posts at, among others, Saint Paul-Saint Louis du Marais in Paris, after competitions he was named incumbent organist of Saint-Bonaventure sanctuary in Lyon, of the Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre in Paris and of the cathedral Saint-Jean in Lyon.


Natalia Goureeva-Vedernikova (Russia)

Natalia Gureyeva-Vedernikova is a professor at the Moscow P.I.Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, where she heads the Organ and Harpsichord Department. She was named an Honored Artist of Russia in 1993 and a Merited Arts Worker of Russia in 2004. In 1962, she graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, where she studied piano and organ; then she worked as an assistant to her instructor, Professor Leonid Roisman. Since 1968 she has been teaching her own organ classes. Among Gureyeva-Vedernikova’s students are People's Artist of Russia Boris Romanov and All-Russian and international competition prize-winners Dmitry Dianov, Sergei Cherepanov, Leonid Karev, V.Maslennikova, Vladislav Murtazin, Fyodor Stroganov, Oksana Fadeyeva, Marina Cheburkina, and others. Gureyeva-Vedernikova’s active concert schedule began in 1961. She has performed in many cities of Russia, the CIS countries, and Europe — Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Chechoslovakia, Netherlands, Poland, and Finland. Gureyeva-Vedernikova performs both solo programs and in ensembles. Her repertoire includes works by Dietrich Buxtehude, François Couperin, J.S.Bach, Henry Purcell, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Antonio Vivaldi, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Jean Sibelius, Camille Saint-Saёns, Cesar Franck, Dmitri Shostakovich, Paul Hindemith, Olivier Messiaen, Arvo Part, Sofia Gubaidulina, and Roman Ledenyov. Gureyeva-Vedernikova has often been a member and president of the juries of many international organ competitions. Since 2001 she has been the Artstic Director of the Moscow International Organ Festival.


Bernhard Haas (Germany)

Studied in Cologne, Freiburg and Vienna. He had numerous competition successes, including 1st prizes at the 1983 Bach Competition in Wiesbaden and at the 1988 Liszt Competition in Budapest, and has been Professor of Organ at the State University of Music and Performing Arts, Stuttgart since 1994. Among his most important teachers were Xavier Darasse, Jean Guillou, Ludger Lohmann, Michael Schneider, Albert Simon and Zsigmond Szathmáry. Haas's repertoire ranges from the music of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck to works composed within the last few years, with particular focus on the 17th century, J.S.Bach, the 19th century and new music. Concert engagements and radio recordings take Bernhard Haas to almost every country in Europe and to Japan and Corea. He is frequently invited to give master classes and is in great demand as a jury member at international organ competitions. His work in the field of music theory includes the publication of analyses after Heinrich Schenker and Albert Simon. In 2008 he published a little known organ work by César Franck dating from 1854 and, with Veronica Diederen, Die zweistimmigen Inventionen von Johann Sebastian Bach: Neue musikalische Theorien und Perspektiven.


Tatjana Tchausova (Russia)

Tatjana Tchausova is one of the last students and followers of the outstanding Russian organist and teacher of organ playing professor I.A.Braudo. She graduated from the Leningrad Conservatoire in 1973 as a musicologist (class of professor G.Filenko) and organist (organ class of Anastasia Braudo). In 1977-1979 Tatjana Tchausova took postgraduate studies of organ in St.Petersburg conservatoire in the class of professor N.Oksentian. Since 1973 T.Tchausova has had a wide concert activity. She has regular solo and ensemble concerts in different concert halls and churches of St.Petersburg, different towns and cities of Russia, Ukraine, Baltic countries, Germany, Finland, France and the USA. All styles and epochs of organ music are represented in T.Tchausova’s wide repertoire. She combines successfully both concert and pedagogical activities. In 1973-1977 Tatjana Tchausova conducted the class of organ in the conservatoire of Odessa. Since 1979 until now Tatjana Tchausova has been teaching organ playing in St.Petersburg Conservatoire, she is an assistant professor of the organ and clavecin department. In 2002 she was given a title of Honoured Artist of Russia


Alexei Semyonov (Russia)

Organist, harpsichordist, pianist, the honored artist of Russia, docent of Moscow Conservatory, soloist of the Moscow Philharmonia, the founder and the head of Musical festival «THE ROOTS AND THE CROWN», Music Director of Early music ensemble «LAD». Alexei Semyonov graduated from the organ and harpsichord department of the Moscow Conservatory. Taught organ in Novosibirsk Conservatory, later was head of the Moscow Conservatory's post-graduate courses. In 1986-87 Alexei Semyonov studied organ at the Vienna Higher School of Music. In later years Clemencic on Semyonov's invitation frequently appeared in Moscow as conductor and soloist and has plaid with Semyonov’s ensemble works by J.S.Bach, Lulli, Monteverdi, Sokolovsky, Fux, renaissance and medievalmusic. The core of Semyonov's repertoire is made up of works for organ and harpsichord by 16th - 18th century composers and also plays music by composers. A.Semyonov has recorded two solo organ discs: in the series «A Thousand Year of Music» and «Russian Organ Music» as well as several discs as a member of the «Madrigal» ensemble with music of European Middle Ages, Renaissance and early Baroque.


Contact information for the Organizing Committee:

The Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory,
The Second International Goedicke Organ competition Organizing Committee
Bolshaya Nikitskaya str. 13/6, building 1, Moscow, 125009, Russia
Telephone + 7 (495) 629-96-59 Fax + 7 (495) 690-22-73

Official site of the competition