Jon Laukvik - Biography

Jon Laukvik

Jon Laukvik received his earliest music training in his native town Oslo. He went on to study organ at the University of Music (Musikhochschule) in Cologne with Prof. Michael Schneider and harpsichord with Prof. Hugo Ruf. 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 Nuremberg. The same year, he was also a prize winner in the International Organ Competition sponsored by the Assembly of the German Protestant Church in Berlin.

In 1980, he was named professor at the University of Music and Interpretative Art in Stuttgart. Since 2001 he is also professor at the University of Music (Norges musikkhøgskole) in Oslo.

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

Jon Laukvik is frequently in demand to serve on competition juries (i.e. Chartres, Dallas, Nuremberg, Odense, ARD-competition Munich) and to teach seminars and masterclasses.

He is author of a highly successful organ tutor Orgelschule zur historischen Aufführungspraxis published by Carus-Verlag (English translation: Historical Performance Practice in Organ Playing). A book on the performance of Romantic organ music (Orgel und Orgelmusik in der Romantik) was published by Carus-Verlag in December 2000. Together with Jürgen Trinkewitz he is now writing a tutor on harpsichord playing. He has also edited the Handel 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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