Leeds International Organ Festival
9 May–11 July 2022
Welcome from the Artistic Director
We’re delighted that our Monday recitals will back in their live format, featuring Leeds Cathedral’s wonderful Klais organ. As well as our home team, we look forward to welcoming players from Austria and Italy.
As well as the Monday recitals, we're delighted to feature a composite recital featuring young students from the Diocesan Keyboard Studies Programme.
In addition, we include masterclasses by Assistant Cathedral Organist, David Grealy (improvisation) and concert organist, Jane Watts (repertoire). Towards the end of the festival, the eminent composer Roxanna Panufnik joins us for an ‘in conversation’ event to discuss her fascinating career.
Our podcast series ‘Pipe Up! The Organ Podcast’ will return again this year. I’ll be joined by guests from the music world, to discuss organ music, festivals and more. These will be released on Fridays once a month, and can be found at anchor.fm/leedsiof.
I hope you can join us for this year’s festival!
David Pipe, Artistic Director