Organ

Course Description and Faculty

Course Description

The RDAM CAMP for organists is a unique opportunity to receive both individual tuition, masterclass and group lessons with the two RDAM Organ Professors Bine Bryndorf and Hans Davidsson, and with guest teacher Ben van Oosten (Rotterdam Conservatory and Grote Church in the Hague).

During the course, you will get to experience and play on the world-famous organs of different styles and periods in and around Copenhagen - including the RDAM organs. The visits to the different organs will give you rare insights to the history of the organs and European techniques. The organs are:  

The course allows you to meet other young European organists to strengthen both your musical network and performing skills. All participants are invited to attend concerts, and selected students will be invited to perform.

Repertoire

Free choice of repertoire. Make sure you have repertoire for as many organs as possible, and make sure that your repertoire fits the specifications of the organs.You will receive information after May 15 on how to submit your repertoire. All repertoire must be submitted by June.

Course Level

We welcome applicants with different levels of expertise - this includes both current music students and potential applicants to a degree in music performance.  

Course Credits

A certificate of participation will be issued for all participants. Full attendance and satisfactory course participation at university/conservatory level will earn you 5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).

Travel costs

Trips to visit the organs, in and around Copenhagen, will be organised. Prepare for additional costs for these trips. Participants are required to have approx. 300DKK in cash to cover the transportation.     

Faculty

Bine Bryndorf

Professor in Organ
The Royal Danish Academy of Music

Bine Bryndorf studied with Michael Radulescu, Daniel Roth and William Porter (organ) and with Gordon Murray (harpsichord). She was a Teaching Assistant to Prof. Radulescu in Vienna for five years before moving to Copenhagen. Bine Bryndorf has been prize winner in several competitions; among them Innsbruck, Brügge and Odense (organ) and Melk and Copenhagen (chamber music). She was Artist in Residence at the National Danish Radio in 1999/2000.Bine Bryndorf has given concerts and master classes all over Europe, in Japan and in the U.S. She has recorded the organ works of J.S. Bach, D. Buxtehude and contemporary composers for the Hänssler, Dacapo, and Classico labels. In 2007, she completed a prize-winning recording of all of Buxtehude's organ works for Dacapo Records.

In 2012-13, Ms. Bryndorf was honoured as Guest Professor at the Birmingham Conservatoire (UK), and been Visiting Professor at Royal Academy of Music, London (UK) since 2014. Bine Bryndorf is currently Professor of Organ and Church Music and Head of Department at The Royal Danish Academy of Music. She often serves as a jury member in international organ competitions. 

Hans Davidsson

Professor in Organ
The Royal Danish Academy of Music

Prior to his nomination at The Royal Danish Academy of Music, Hans Davidsson was Professor of Organ at The Eastman School of Music and project director of the Eastman-Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI).

Since 2007, he has also served as Professor of Organ at The Bremen Hochschule für Künste in Germany. In 1987–2005, he served as Professor of Organ at The School of Music at Göteborg University, and 1994-2009 as The Artistic Director of the Göteborg International Organ Academy (GIOA), and he is also the founder of Göteborg Organ Art Center (GOArt).

He performs and teaches at major festivals and academies throughout the world. He has made several recordings, most recently the complete works of Dieterich Buxtehude on the Loft label.