The competition consists of a preliminary round (video file) and three public rounds on the Goll organ of the Protestant Parish Church in Bad Ragaz / Switzerland, the Metzler organ of the Catholic Parish Church, Gams / Switzerland, and the organ in honour of the Liechtenstein composer Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901), endowed by the Peter Kaiser (1793-1864) Memorial Foundation, Vaduz, in the Cathedral of St. Florin, Vaduz / Liechtenstein.
After selection from the preliminary round a maximum of 15 competitors will be admitted to the competition.
The competitors will be informed in good time of fixed practice slots for the first round; these are planned for the period 24 and 25 September 2022.
The order in which competitors play for each round will be drawn by lot. The draw for the first round will be on 25 September 2022.
All rounds are open to the public.
Preliminary round (video file)
- Johann Sebastian Bach: Trio Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr BWV 664 or Trio Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr BWV 676
- Jose Gabriel Rheinberger: Vision from Twelve Character Pieces op. 156/5
Goll organ in the Protestant Parish Church, Bad Ragaz / Switzerland
- Johann Sebastian Bach: one trio sonata BWV 525 – 530
- Josef Gabriel Rheinberger: no. 2 Agitato or no. 8 Tempo di marcia from Meditations. Twelve pieces for Organ op. 167
- Max Reger: Melody for Organ in B flat major op. 59/11 or Melody in B flat major op. 129/4
- Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Allegro in B flat major (without opus number, 1844) (Bärenreiter vol. I, no. 19)
Metzler organ in the Catholic Parish Church, Gams / Switzerland
- Johann Sebastian Bach, one of the following works:
Prelude and Fugue in D major BWV 532
Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV 543
Fantasie and Fugue in C minor BWV 537
Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 538
Toccata and Fugue in F major BWV 540
Prelude and Fugue in G major BWV 541
Fantasie and Fugue in G minor BWV 542
Prelude and Fugue in B minor BWV 544
Prelude and Fugue in E minor BWV 548
Prelude and Fugue in G major BWV 550
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major BWV 564
Prelude and Fugue in E major BWV 566
Passacaglia in C minor BWV 582
Concerto in A minor BWV 593
Concerto in D minor BWV 596
- Works from the German Romantic period – own choice (approx. 20 minutes, but no works from the other rounds of the competition)
Organ in honour of the Liechtenstein composer Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901), endowed by the Peter Kaiser (1793-1864) Memorial Foundation, Vaduz in the Cathedral of St. Florin, Vaduz / Liechtenstein:
- Josef Gabriel Rheinberger: one organ sonata (own choice)
- Works from the German Romantic period – own choice (approx. 30 minutes, but no works from the other rounds of the competition)
Overall playing time for Round 3 should not exceed 55 minutes (no works from the other rounds of the competition).
At 8 p.m. on 1 October, a public concert will be held in Vaduz Cathedral, where the prizewinners will perform works from the complete competition repertoire. The selection of works will be made by the organisers after the 3rd round is finished. This concert is an integral part of the competition, and unpaid participation by all prizewinners is compulsory.