Concert programme
A refined selection of early organ music from Italy, Holland, Germany and Spain
Andrea Gabrieli (1530-1586)
Intonatio sesto tono
Canzon Ariosa
J.S.Bach (1685-1750) after
Alessandro Marcello (1669-1747)
Concerto in d-minor BWV 974
Andante – Adagio – Presto
Jan Pietersz. Sweelinck (1562-1621)
Ballo del Granduca
Fantasia G2
Leningrad Manuscript (1646)
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
XLVII Malle Sijmen (Jan P. Sweelinck)
XXXVI Serbande
Gagliarda Terza (from: Secondo libro di Toccate)
Johann Kaspar Kerll (1627-1693)
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Praeludium in g BuxWv 163
Francesco Correa de Arauxo (1584-1654)
Tiento XXIX de medio registro de tiple de septimo tono
Tiento XXIII de sesto tono por fe fa ut
sobre la Batalla de Morales
Matthias Havinga was born in the Netherlands in 1983 and studied organ at the Amsterdam Conservatory
with Jacques van Oortmerssen, acquiring his Master of Music degree summa cum laude in 2008. He also
became a professional pianist and church musician after following an education at, respectively, the
Conservatory of Amsterdam and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.
Matthias was awarded several prizes at international organ competitions, including the first prize at the
Kotka International Organ Competition 2009. He subsequently performed solo recitals at prestigious
venues across Europe and the USA, and recorded for numerous radio broadcasts. His CD's, ‘J.S.Bach –
Italian Concertos’ and ‘Passacaglia’, issued under the Brilliant Classics label in 2011, were widely received
with acclaim.
Matthias is active as a soloist and continuo player in combination with various choirs and orchestras,
among which was The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He worked with choirs like the Netherlands Radio
Choir and Nederlands Kamerkoor, and performed at renowned venues and festivals like the Amsterdam
Concertgebouw, the International Organfestival Haarlem, the Cathédrale of Bourges (France) and the
Gaudeamus Muziekweek. With recorder player Hester Groenleer he established a duo which creates
challenging programmes for the combination of the two instruments.
At present Matthias is appointed organist titulaire of the 1830 Bätz-organ at the Ronde Lutherse kerk in
Amsterdam, and Director of Music at the Lutheran Augustanakerk in Amsterdam.