Exciting News: Dates for LOIC 2014 are 15-18 July 2014
in association with St. Albans International Organ Festival. We are also delighted to announce a new collaboration with the Royal Academy of Music, London, with classes on the brand new Elton John and Ray Cooper Kuhn organ in the Duke's Hall and and the Rieger organ in St. Marylebone Parish Church. Guest tutor will be Franz Josef Stoiber, Organist of Regensburg Cathedral, Germany.NEW 2014 LOIC brochure & booking form
The London Organ Improvisation Course (LOIC) was established in 2001 to address the growing interest in the subject among British organists in particular, but it has attracted students from all over the world.
In 2006, fifteen students from Britain, France and
Iceland took part over an intensive four-day
period in July.
LOIC is based in central London and uses the organs of:
The course comprises up to 18 students under the tuition of Gerard Brooks, Duncan Middleton and a guest tutor. Guest tutors have included Loïc Mallié, (Professor of Organ and improvisation at Lyon Conservatoire and San Sebastian) Sophie-Veronique Cauchefer-Choplin (Saint Sulpice, Paris), Nigel Allcoat and Pascal Reber (Strasbourg Cathedral).
St. James, Clerkenwell (Classical-style organ); Notre Dame de France Leiceister Place (French romantic organ);
St. Giles, Cripplegate, Barbican (English classical organ and practice organ)Guest Tutors:
Martin Bambauer, (Trier, Germany) Daniel Moult,
Duncan Middleton, Gerard BrooksImprovisation for all standards:
Classes in keyboard harmony, figured bass, extending hymns, service improvisation and more advanced free styles. Tuition in small groupsConcert:
By Martin Bambauer and other tutors
For futher information and full details, please download the LOIC brochure below or contact Gerard Brooks
by e-mail. All enquiries welcome!