Winners Organ Competition Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck 2012
The final round of the fourth International Organ Competition Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck was held on 5, 6 and 7 September 2012.
Nine finalists gave a recital, that was judged by the jury:
Piet Kee, Wilbert Hazelzet, Matteo Imbruno, Jos van der Kooy, Anton Pauw, Maurizio Salerno and Henk Verhoef.
In announcing the result Piet Kee, chairman of the jury, complimented the finalists upon the high level of their performances. All concerts were technically sound, and there was overall precision of execution. Yet the jury unanimously judged the musical level somewhat wanting, and for that reason chose not to award a first prize. Instead it was decided to award a second prize, and two third prizes. The winners are:
second prize (sponsored by the Friends of the Oude Kerk): Nicolo Sari (I)
third prize (sponsored by organ builder Nicola Puccini): Jennifer McPherson (USA)
third prize: Davide Mariano (I)