Presentation of the competition

The « Dudelange European Organ Composition Competition » was selected as part of the FIMOD project «Discoveries and creations around the organ» by the program of Esch2022, European Capital of Culture. In 2022, Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg’s second largest city), the 11 Pro-South municipalities (including Dudelange), as well as the 8 French municipalities of the « Pays Haut Val de l’Alzette » (CCPHVA), will be European Capital of Culture, label awarded each year to a different city or territory in the European Union. Marked by its steel-making past and actually passing through major changes, this territory of Esch2022 counts nearly 200,000 people and regroups numerous nationalities.

This competition is addressed at composers from the European Union to create a musical composition for organ solo or organ and electronic music (magnetic tape). In these compositions, candidates must treat at least one characteristic element of the territories of Esch2022. An international jury will determine the best compositions by an evaluation based on the scores. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Price in each of the 2 categories (organ solo / organ and tape) are provided. During a closing concert on October 25, 2022 with the creation of the works awarded by renowned performers, listeners are invited to vote for their favorite composition to award a Public Price in each of the 2 categories.