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Jon Laukvik (*1952)

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Jon Laukvik was born in Norway and received his earliest music training in his native town Oslo. He went on to study organ at the State School of Music (Musikhochschule) in Cologne with the late Prof Michael Schneider and harpsichord with Prof. Hugo Rug. He also studied organ privately with Marie-Claire Alain in Paris.

In 1977, Jon Laukvik was awarded both the First Prize and the Bach Prize in the International Organ Competition in Nüremberg. The same year, he was also a prize winner in the International Organ Competition sponsored by the Assembly of the German Protestant Chruch in Berlin.

In 1980, he was named professor at the State School of Music and Interpretative Art in Stuttgart where he teaches organ and historical keyboard instruments.

Jon Laukvik has toured throughout Europe, Japan, Israel and the United States. He has recorded for most of the German Broadcasting Corporations and has recorded disques also including his own compositions for organ.

Jon Laukvik is frequently in demand to serve on competition juries (i.e. Chartres, Nüremberg, Odense) and to teach seminars and masterclasses. He is author of the highly successful Historical Performance Practice in Organ Playing. He has also edited the Händel Organ Concerti, op. 7 for Carus-Verlag together with Werner Jacob. His compositions include works for solo organ, organ with other instruments and vocal and instrumental works.

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