Young Hungarian organist wins Northern Ireland competition

Ivan-Bogdan Reincke, winner of the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition 2019, at the console of the Walker organ in St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Armagh Ivan-Bogdan Reincke, 21, from Hungary has won first prize in the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition (NIIOC), held at St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Armagh, in August this year. His winning performance began with JS Bach’s Prelude in D major BWV 532, included works by Schubert and Vierne, and finished with Olivier Messiaen’s spectacular Transports de joie from L’Ascension. Ivan-Bogdan is a student at the Franz Liszt Academy, Budapest.…

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