• Warmly welcome back October 11-20, 2019!








  • 2018 Festival Programme












    A World of Tactile Passion

    and New Sounds


  • Göteborg International Organ Festival

    October 12-21, 2018

    The Cosmic Soundscapes of the Organ

    A tribute to Bengt Hambraeus (1928-2000)

    Renaissance | Baroque | New music














    Bengt Hambraeus







    Opening Concert:

    The PROJECT (PROJEKTET) in twelve movements by Paula af Malmborg Ward

    – The Baroque organ in Örgryte New Church as a sound-lab for new creativity
    – A new organ for the Gothenburg Concert Hall




    Hans-Ola Ericsson, Bernard Foccroulle, Ulrika Davidsson, Hans Hellsten, Nathan Laube, Kimberly Marshall, Karin Nelson, Ulrike Heider, Ilona Kubiaczyk Adler, Anne Page, Trio Mediaeval,

    Schola Gothia, Ligita Sneibe, Joel Speerstra and many more.

    Seven workshops, lectures, the Organ as Cultural Heritage, more than forty concerts, live streamed interviews & back stage events - and GIOA Youth, a program entirely dedicated for young organists!

  • Photo: Sven Andersson



    The Göteborg International Organ Academy spotlights the remarkable organ landscape of the city of Göteborg with concerts and lectures by leading organists from around the world.


    It is a cross-cultural platform for early and new music, with the goal of being a sought after entrance to a world of tactile passion and new sounds.

    In presenting GIOA & Göteborg International Organ Festival 2018 we want to broaden and deepen public interest in the organ art by further developing ways of meeting our audiences, offering programs where new artistic expressions can meet new audiences, this year with a particular focus on creating opportunities for children and young people to pleasurably explore new worlds together.


    We welcome You warmly!


    Hans Davidsson

    Artistic Director

    Göteborg International Organ Festival & Göteborg International Organ Academy