The final stage of the Mikael Tariverdiev International Organ Competition and the accompanying Organ + festival will start at the Kaliningrad Cathedral.

Laureates of the competition Lada Labzina, Mansur Yusupov, Andrey Bardin, Antonio Di Dedda, Franz Dankzangmüller, as well as the Kaliningrad Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra take part in the first concert.

Then, in the Svetlanov Philharmonic Concert Hall, auditions of the second round will take place. Auditions of the third round will be held on September 7 in the Cathedral, the awarding of the laureates of the competition and the closing ceremony will take place the next day.

The Kaliningrad Region has hosted the only Mikael Tariverdiev Organ Competition in Russia since 1999. This year the competition marks 20 years, it is held once every two years. The Organ + festival was held for the first time as part of the VII organist competition, then became an independent musical event.