ABOUT THE COMPETITION
The great Boisseau organ of Notre-Dame de Royan inspires composers and supports contemporary creation.
Announcement of the winners
The winners of the 1st Royan-Orgues Composition Competition were announced by Emmanuelle Piaud and Benoît Sitzia, members of the jury, on Wednesday 19 July 2023 at 8.30pm in the Church of Notre-Dame in Royan, as a prelude to Pascale Rouet’s recital as part of the 4th Royan-Orgues season.
The winners of this 1st edition are:
Solo organ category
– 1st Prize and City of Royan Prize: Jean-Pierre Rolland for “Géométrie dans l’espace”
– 2nd Prize: Gorka Cuesta for “Annotations”
Organ and instrumental ensemble category
– 1st Prize and a commission from the Ars Nova ensemble: Selim Jeon for “Sommeil du ciel”
– 2nd Prize: Jean-Emmanuel Filet for “Mar Yâm”
Watch the video announcement here.
From 23 to 25 October 2023
A PROJECT LED BY :
To promote the Boisseau organ of Notre-Dame de Royan.
A newly restored historical monument, it is a witness to the revival of French organ building in the 20th century.
To be part of the musical creation heritage of the city of Royan
© Souchard (Ville de Royan)
Enrich the contemporary organ repertoire
To give composers the opportunity to be performed by prestigious musicians and conductors
Bringing all audiences closer to today’s musical creation
Encourage exchanges and encounters between artists (composers, performers) and the public (schools…) ; between generations