The seventh „Daniel Herz“ competition will take place in autumn 2022 on the Pirchner organ in the cathedral and the Herz/Ahrend organ in the „Frauenkirche“ of Brixen.


Organists of all nations can participate, who are not born before 31.12.1980.

The competition will consist of one preselectional recording, one elimination round in two parts and a final audition.


Prizes are as follows:

    EUR 4.000 first prize

    EUR 2.500 second prize

    EUR 1.500 third prize


Moreover, the Comittee will arrange some concerts for the winners, e.g.:  

   Brixen, „Brixner Orgelkonzerte“ 

   Salzburg, „Orgelmatineen im Dom“

   Bozen, Stiftskirche Muri-Gries

   Badia, „Badiamusica“

   Kaltern, „Kalterer Orgelkonzerte“

   Sand i.Taufers, „Musikultur Taufers“

   Jeunesse Österreich

   Treviso Festival, „Organi storici del Vicentino“


The Jury will consist of:

    Lorenzo Ghielmi   Italy  (chair)

    Anne-Gaëlle Chanon   France

    Franz Comploi   Italy

    Heribert Metzger   Austria






The application must be made within April 15th, 2022 by online application form.


The following items must be enclosed to the online form:

    – a copy of the identity card or passport (upload in online form)

    – an artistic biography (upload in online form)


A live (uncut) recording (MP3) with the following programm:

        1.)  J. S. Bach:  „Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr“ BWV 663

        2.)  F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: 

               Präludium c-moll op. 37/1 or Präludium d-moll op. 37/3 

must be send by e-mail to office@danielherz (dot) it

(please name files as follows: „composer’s name _ your name _ your first name“)


After the deadline for the registration, the jury will choose 20 participants from the registrated candidates. The selected participants pay a registration fee of Euro 80,00 after the confirmation of their participation. The registration will be considered valid as soon as the Organization has received the registration fee.


Upon failure to attend the competition, there will be no refund of the registration fee.


Participants are responible for travel and accomodation costs.

(On request cheap accomodation can be arranged at the „Cusanus Academy“).






The elimination round is devided in two recitals and will take place on the Pirchner organ in the cathedral and on the Herz/Ahrend organ in the “Frauenkirche“. 


The final exam will take place again in the cathedral of Brixen/Bressanone. They are open for the public.


Stop assistants will be provided by the Organizational Comittee.


The participants are going to play anonymously and the order of appearance will be determined by random drawing.


The decisions of the Jury are final and not subject to review or appeal.


At the conclusion of the competition the winners will give a gala concert. The Organizational Comittee has sole rights over possible audio or video recordings made during the contest.


All participants accept the present regulation.