Sophie-Veronique Choplin made a welcome return as guest tutor in 2013
LOIC 2015 concluded with a concert in Notre Dame de France, London given by the students. Pascal Reber (Organist of Strasbourg Cathedral, France) was an inspirational guest tutor and gave a superb concert in St Peter’s, St Albans as part of the St Albans Festival series.
LOIC 2014 concluded with a concert in the Duke’s Hall, Royal Academy of Music on the new organ by Kuhn of Switzerland. Professor Franz Stoiber of Regensburg was an inspirational guest tutor and gave a superb concert in St. Peter’s, St. Albans as part of the St. Albans Festival series.
A few comments from satisfied students:
“I had a great time on the course this week and learnt loads. Thanks for all your help and I’ll definitely try to sign up for next year’s course.”
“I write to thank you and the other tutors for a wonderful and inspirational time at last week’s LOIC. I enjoyed the experience immensely and am busy sorting out all the notes I took!”
“I got a tremendous amount from the course, and am looking forward to spending time making music with all the ideas and information we were given.”
LOIC 2011 was a resounding success with Loïc Mallié heading a team of tutors that included Duncan Middleton, Tom Bell and Ronny Krippner.
Comments following the 2010 Course
“A very inspiring, potentially (for some, anyway) life-changing experience: why don’t all organists study this stuff when we’re younger?”
“Thank-you very much indeed for a fantastic four days!”
Seventeen students gathered for the Tenth London Organ Improvisation Course in July 2010, playing organs at St. James, Clerkenwell, Notre Dame de France, London; St. Giles, Cripplegate and St. Botolph’s, Aldgate. A highlight of the four days was a private visit to play the organ St. Paul’s Cathedral, courtesy of Cathedral Organist Simon Johnson.
A selection of photos from LOIC 2009
Comments following the 2007 Course
“Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed last week’s course. It opened windows which had never occured to me before.”
“What a splendid week that was! I had a really great time and learnt a ridiculous amount: in fact, to make the most of it I’m going to have to improvise formally every Sunday (maybe both Offertory and Entry) until it comes together. LOIC has given me the roadmap, no question.”
“Very many thanks to you and your colleagues for such an interesting, entertaining and useful course. I can truthfully say that it is a long time since I learned so much in so short a time. And as one who is himself frequently teaching, it was a fascinating experience to become a student once more and experience teaching from the other side – I learned a lot in that way too. I hope that LOIC continues to thrive; and I shall be recommending it to all my students.”
“Thank you for the wonderful experience of the Improvisation Course. I have learnt so much and have so much to explore. It was just great.”
“That was great fun!!!!! Thank you so much.”