International Organ Competition
To honour the memory of the distinguished Swiss organist Georges Cramer (1909-1981), the foundation bearing his name is organising the ninth International Organ Competition in the Abbey of Saint-Maurice, Switzerland.
For many years Georges Cramer was the church organist of Saint-François in Lausanne and also an unforgettable master of the Conservatoire in the same town. Through his outstanding teaching he handed down all the richness of both French and German traditions which he had himself inherited from his masters William Montillet, Emile Blanchet, Otto Barblan.
The Competition is a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC).
It will be held in Saint-Maurice (Valais) and in Lausanne, Switzerland in August 2017.