International Organ Competition

Orava Organ Prix 2023

1st International Organ Competition in Dolný Kubín, Slovakia

Pre-selection round results

Competitors who advance to the next (first) round in October:

Kristina Avakian / Denmark

Martin Brveník / Slovakia

Szymon Czapik / Poland

Samuel Černý / Slovakia

Lukáš Dvořák / Czech Republic

Steven Knieriem / The Netherlands

Lukasz Kolakowski / Poland

Mariusz Kozieł / Poland

Mio Kuriyama / Japan

Kamilla Lévai / Hungary

Matúš Maraček / Slovakia

Szymon Marzok / Poland

Jakub Moneta / Poland

Dominik Murcko / Slovakia

Sofiia Nakonechna / France/Ukraine

Tamara Rosselet / Luxembourg

Linda Vannayová / Slovakia


October 9th - 11th 2023

The competition will take place in the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church in Dolný Kubín, Slovakia on Thomas Jann organ from 2014. 


The competition is open to candidates from all countries whose age does not exceed 28 years on the first day of the competition (i.e. those born on or after 10th of October 1994).

The competition has only one category and is a two-round with a pre-selection round in form of video-recording.

Pieces for the pre-selection round: 

1. Johann Sebastian Bach: In dir ist Freude BWV 615
2. Olivier Messiaen: Les Bergers (La Nativité du Seigneur)

Les eaux de la Grâce (Les Corps glorieux)

The competitor must send a link - Youtube/hidden file to the email: oravaorganprix@gmail.com

Deadline for the delivery of the video-recordings is July 15th 2023

Only video-recordings on real pipe organ will be accepted, Hauptwerk recordings are not allowed. Together with the video-recording a complete disposition of the instrument must be sent to the above-mentioned email address. 


1. One of the following pieces:

Johann Sebastian Bach: Trio super Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 664


Trio super Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend' BWV 655


Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam BWV 684


first movement of a Trio sonata BWV 525, 526, 527, 528, 529, 530

2. One piece composed after 1840

Total time of both pieces must not exceed 18 minutes.


1. One of the following pieces:

Johann Sebastian Bach: 

Praeludium und Fuge D dur BWV 532

Praeludium und Fuge f moll BWV 534

Fantasie und Fuge c moll BWV 537

Praeludium und Fuge d moll BWV 539

Praeludium und Fuge G dur BWV 541

Praeludium und Fuge a moll BWV 543

Praeludium und Fuge C dur BWV 545

Praeludium und Fuge C dur BWV 547

Prealudium und Fuge G dur BWV 550

Toccata in E BWV 566

Antonio Vivaldi / Johann Sebastian Bach 

Concerto in a BWV 593

Concerto in d BWV 596

2. Free choice of one piece or more parts of a cycle by one composer

3. Two parts from the piece by Štefan Németh-Šamorínsky (1896-1975): Partita profana (Vítanie, Chromatická invencia, Koncertná etuda, Ostinato, Finále

score can be bought here

if you have troubles with getting the score, please contact the organizer

Total time of Round 2 must not exceed 30 minutes.


1st prize: 

1000,-€ + remunerated organ recital at Kubin Organ Festival 2024

2nd prize: 

500,-€ + remunerated organ recital at Kubin Musical Autumn 2024

3rd prize: 

Full scholarship for the Schola Arvenzis International Master Classes 2024