Date: Sat 12th March 2022
Redmaids’ High School Westbury Rd, Westbury on Trym, Bristol. BS9 3AW
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES 31.01.22
Organ Section Information
Age for classes to be reckoned from 1st September of the year prior to the Festival.
A copy of music should be available for the adjudicator before performing which must be neatly presented and of good quality (see rule No 14)(Not necessary for Class 05: Masterclass).
Time limits must be strictly adhered to (see rule No 6).
Gerdi Troskie completed her BMus and MMus degrees at the University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa and continued with post-graduate organ studies at the Amsterdam Conservatorium with Jacques van Oortmerssen. She was awarded the Conservatorium’s Soloists’ Diploma (organ) in 1996.
In 1996 Gerdi moved to the UK. She taught organ and musicianship at the Royal College of Music Junior Department from 1998-2005. Gerdi was Organist and Director of Music at St Anselm and St Cecilia Roman Catholic Church, Holborn, London from 1996-2002 and joined the Organ School team of professional teachers in 2000. Gerdi has taught on many courses, including the RCO Summer Course, and has directed courses for young organists at Oundle.
She has played recitals in the UK, The Netherlands, Sweden, Finland and South Africa. She has written articles for Organists Review magazine and adjudicated organ classes at Arts Festivals.