Jon Laukvik

Organ - Visiting Professor of Organ

Concert organist, prizewinning soloist, author, editor and educator

Jon received his earliest music training as organist and pianist in his native town of Oslo. He went on to study organ at the University of Music (Musikhochschule) in Cologne with Michael Schneider and harpsichord with Hugo Ruf. He also studied organ privately with Marie-Claire Alain in Paris.

In 1977 Jon was awarded both the First Prize and the Bach Prize in the International Organ Competition in Nuremberg. The same year, he was also a prizewinner in the International Organ Competition sponsored by the Assembly of the German Protestant Church in Berlin.
In 1980, he was named professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart. Since 2001 he has also been a professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music (Norges musikkhøgskole) in Oslo. Jon has toured throughout Europe, Japan, Korea, Israel and the United States. He is frequently in demand to serve on competition juries (e.g. Chartres, Dallas, Nuremberg, Odense, Alkmaar, ARD-competition Munich, St Albans) and to teach seminars and masterclasses.

He is author of a highly successful organ tutor Orgelschule zur historischen Aufführungspraxis, which is published by Carus-Verlag (English translation: Historical Performance Practice in Organ Playing). A book on the performance of Romantic organ music (Orgel und Orgelmusik in der Romantik) was published by Carus-Verlag in December 2000 (English translation March 2010). He has also edited the Handel Organ Concerti op.7 for Carus-Verlag together with Werner Jacob. A complete edition of the organ works of Louis Vierne in 13 volumes (edited together with David Sanger) was published by Carus-Verlag in March 2008.

Jon's compositions include works for solo organ, organ with other instruments and vocal and instrumental works.

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