10-14 July 2019

fabiola logo 2019From 10th till 14th of July, unique sounds of the carillon will be heard throughout the inner city of Mechelen during the International Carillon Competition Queen Fabiola. This musical competition is held every five years and is now at its eighth edition. The Royal Carillon School Jef Denyn and the Association for Tower and Carillon will bring together the cream of carillonneurs from all corners of the world.

The pre-selections will be held on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th of July.  From these candidates, an international jury will choose the five finalists. 
A new element is introduced: all candidates of the pre-selections can take part in an improvisation-competition if they wish to do so.
On Saturday 13th of July the finalists will play the first day of the finals on the concert-carillon of Sint-Rombouts.  The highlight of the competition will be the second day of the finals on Sunday 14th of July in the Cultural Center, where the carillonneurs will not only perform solo on the Chamber-Carillon but will also perform together with a brass-ensemble.

Candidates can register to take part in the competition until May the 15th.

More info on beiaardschool.mechelen.be/en.