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Welcome to the website of concert organist, pianist and church musician Matthias Havinga.
Matthias enjoys a busy international concert career. He recorded many CD's, made countless other recordings and runs a successful Youtube-channel. Havinga is organist-titulaire of the Ronde Lutherse or Koepelkerk and liturgical organist of the Oude Kerk, Amsterdam.
He is also Professor of Organ at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
Reviews on Matthias' organ playing:
"...playful, sophisticated timing and dangerously quick pedal playing. Havinga masters his profession."
"...pure, true musicianship and an inner feeling for the ‘right’ musical interpretation are expressed in an inimitable way by Matthias Havinga."
Concert year 2023 begins for Matthias with a series of Bach Matthew-Passions with the Nederlandse Bachvereniging (Netherlands Bach Society). In this series he plays the positive organ in orchestra 1, alternating with Leo van Doeselaar. For a complete overview of all the concerts, visit the site of the Nederlandse Bachvereniging.
In april, Matthias is playing two solo concerts with the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich conducted by Jan Willem de Vriend. Featured is an 'organ concerto' by J.S.Bach, based on his own arrangements for organ of the harpsichord concerto BWV 1052. Bach re-used each of the three movements again with an organ solo part instead of the harpsichord solo in two religious cantatas.