Organ playing course 2021
July to 13th August
photos of the organ
If you’re interested in music and would like to use your holidays
in a positive way, the charitable association Notre-Dame des Neiges
Organs in the Mountains provides an exceptional setting in the
French Alps, the skiing resort of l’Alpe d’Huez, to
deepen your knowledge of music in an uncompetitive atmosphere.
At the end of the courses, you will be able to participate in a public
concert, given in the church of Notre-Dame des Neiges, a stunning
modern building, illuminated by the stained glass windows of the
mountain resort of l’Alpe d’Huez offers a wonderful setting for
these courses. Whether you wish to spend your free-time doing
sport, or simply walking around the area, the sunny climate allows
for a maximum of outdoor activities. A system of free pass cards
gives you free access to all the leisure possibilities that the
resort has to offer. For further details, please visit the web
Access to l’Alpe d’Huez is very easy. Only 63 km from Grenoble’s TGV station and airport, there is also
a regular bus service between the two towns. Tel. : +33(0)4-76-80-31-61 - http://www.transisere.fr/.
Video du stage d'orgue
First week (improvisation)
: David Cassan
Teacher of improvisation in the St Maur-des-Fossés
conservatory and of organ in the Nancy conservatory.
Titular Organist of the Louvre Oratoire Grand-Orgue in Paris
2d et 3th weeks
Titular Organist and teacher at the
Schola Cantorum Academy, Paris
« Les victoires de l’ orgue » at l’Alpe
« Les Victoires de l’orgue » is an international
competition, launched in 2016, by the Notre-Dame des Neiges-Orgues
et Montagnes association.
This was proposed by Jean-Paul Imbert, current titular of
the organ, to reward the best performances of the organists
attending the Summer masterclasses.
The winner is choosen by the audience. There is also a second
prize. Ex-aequo prizes are possible.
The board of the association may decide a «Prix de l’
Association », to reward an outstanding performance
not rewarded by the audience.
A first prize is not allowed to compete the two following
First prize consists of a free registration at the master-classes
of the following year.
Second prize consists of a 50% discount.
Books and records about the Notre-Dame des Neiges organ are
offered to all participants.
These awards are presented by the prEsident and vice-prEsident
of the association.
Results of the previous years
« Young talents »: Ansel Gross (France) and Edoardo
Pic Blanc prize: Egor Kolesov (Russia)
La Meije prize: Marguerite Rouchkina (Russia)
First prize: Gabriele Studer (Italy)
Prix de l’Association: Egor Kolesov (Russia)
First prize : Edoardo Aimassi
Second prizes: Alice Nardo (Italy) and Alia Morossova (Russia)
First prize: Alexandre Simonnot (France)
Second prize: Alice Nardo
Owen Xu Chen (Chine)