“Nebulosa – The Organ’s Cosmic Sound Scapes” with particular focus on the Renaissance and Modern Eras 12-21 October, 2018

Joris Verdin

Joris Verdin is both organist and musicologist. This combination is the reason for his preference of reviving forgotten music at the same time as he creates contemporary compositions. He has recorded over forty CDs as a soloist, spanning many musical eras and styles, an many of them have been awarded prizes. After various activities as accompanist, arranger and producer he now focuses on the organ as well as the harmonium and has become internationally reputed as a specialist. He teaches the organ at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp and is professor of organology at the University of Leuven, Belgium. Master classes, musical editions and articles are an important part of his activities. Amongst them, the first complete edtion of César Franck harmonium works and the first handbook of harmonium technique. Joris Verdin was Musician of the year of the Flanders Festival 2002 and artistic adviser of the Liszt “orgue-piano” in Vienna, which he inaugurated 2005. The spanish town Torre de Juan Abad (Ciudad Real) appointed Joris Verdin as honorary organist of the historical organ built by Gaspar de la Redonda in 1763. Since 2007, after inaugurating the restored Cavaillé-Coll organ 1864, organist in residence at the “Voix Célestes” Program at the Fondation Royaumont, France.