Organ

Course Description and Faculty

The RDAM CAMP for organists is a unique opportunity to receive both individual tuition, masterclass and group lessons with Professor Hans Fagius, particularly known for his extensive experience with the works of Johann Sebastian Bach as well as the French and German Romantic repertoire in general.

You will also study with Associate Professor Sven-Ingvart Mikkelsen specialized in French Baroque and the Danish repertoire from the Baroque until today.

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. The instruments that will be used are organs of different style in and around The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen:

  • Marcussen & Son 1958/2009/three manuals and pedal, 31 stops; RDAM Large Organ Hall
  • Bishop & Son 1870/three manuals and pedal/27 stops; RDAM Large Organ Hall
  • Carsten Lund 1990/two manuals and pedal/14 stops; RDAM Small Organ Hall
  • Marcussen & Son 1946/2009/20017/four manuals and pedal, 85 stops; RDAM Concert Hall
  • Marcussen & Reuter 1829/three manuals and pedal/38 stops; Christiansborg Palace Church
  • P.G. Andersen 1978/1992, three manuals and pedal/38 stops; Skt Markus Church

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.

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 Copenhagen outside the RDAM, will be organised. Prepare for additional costs for these trips. Participants are required to have approx. 100DKK in cash to cover the transportation.     

Faculty

Hans Fagius

Professor in Organ, The Royal Danish Academy of Music

Hans Fagius has for many years been one of the most active organ recitalists in Sweden.  He received his basic education with Bengt Berg, and at the Stockholm Academy of Music with Professor Alf Linder. In 1974-75 he continued his studies in Paris with the famous organist and composer Maurice Duruflé.

Besides the many recitals he regularly plays in Europe, he has toured both North and South America, Australia, South Korea and Japan.

Hans Fagius is well known for numerous successful recordings, especially on the Swedish label BIS: the complete organ works of J.S. Bach, but also a broad spectrum of music from the romantic period like Mendelssohn, Liszt, Reubke, Widor, Saint-Saëns, Karg-Elert or Duruflé. 2010 a book about the organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach that was published by Bo Ejeby förlag and in 2015 a comprehensive pedagogical edition of some works by Bach was issued on Gehrmans Musikförlag.

Hans Fagius is since 1989 organ professor at Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen and served before that for several years as organ teacher at the Academies of Music in Stockholm and Gothenburg. He is still active at recitalist, is a sought after teacher for masterclasses, and is frequently a jury member at international organ competitions. 1998 he was elected a member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Music.

Sven-Ingvart Mikkelsen

Associate Professor in Organ, The Royal Danish Academy of Music

Sven-Ingvart Mikkelsen was trained at the conservatories of Esbjerg, Copenhagen, Vienna and Paris with Svend Prip, Grethe Krogh, Michael Radulescu, Marie-Claire Alain and André Isoir, and he made his debut in 1982.

He has previously taught at the Danish National Academy of Music in Esbjerg, and he has held master-classes and given lectures at conservatoires and music high schools in Denmark and abroad.

As a concert organist, Sven-Ingvart Mikkelsen has performed extensively as soloist and chamber musician in a number of European countries and the USA. He has made several CD recordings, including the complete organ works of Nicolaus Bruhns, Georg Böhm, J.-A. Guilain, Nicolas de Grigny and J.A. Scheibe.

Research and books about French baroque and plainsong, the composer J.A. Scheibe as well as the historic Compenius Organ at Frederiksborg Castle.

As a church musician, Sven-Ingvart Mikkelsen has been organist at Løgumkloster church and Frederiksborg Castle Church. He is now an organist at Saint Mark's church in Copenhagen.
Sven-Ingvart Mikkelsen is Head of department for organ, church music, early music and consort.