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New article: "Canada’s Largest Organs and World Colossi", in: "Organ Canada", Vol. 33, No 2, Spring 2020


Szostak Michał, "Canada’s Largest Organs and World Colossi", in: "Organ Canada", Journal of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, Vol. 33, No 2, Spring 2020, Royal Canadian College of Organists, Toronto Link to the RCCO website - here. Abstract: Each organist understands perfectly that the quality of an organ is much more important than its size. We also know, that each organ is different, even if it is built by the same creator and in the same aesthetical style. On the other hand, each of...


New article: Szostak, M. & Sułkowski, Ł. (2020), "Manager as an Artist: Creative Endeavour in Crossing the Borders of Art and Organizational Discourse", in: "Creativity Studies", Vol. 13, Issue 3, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Press


Link to online edition - here. Abstract. The key to the considerations contained in this work is the authors’ metaphor of the organization: “organization as an artwork”, which – based on the achievements of aesthetics – allows us to look at the manager as a creator (true “artist”), and on organization’s stakeholders as recipients of this artwork. This new approach places management on a skeleton of Maria Gołaszewska’s concept of “aesthetic situation”. Thanks to this approach, the elements of ae...


Online Concert: 2020/05/08 - USA - Washington D.C., National City Christian Church


  Link to the online concert - here. MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Friday, May 8, 2020 Michał Szostak, Organist Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring Polish organist Michał Szostak in a program of works performed in a live recital on March 1, 2020, at the Church of Saint-Eustache in Paris. We are deeply grateful to the wonderful musicians who have contributed recordings of their performances to make possible t...


Easter Concert "Bond with the Messiah", 2020/04/12, Warsaw, Poland


Easter Sunday, April 12th, 2020 at 18.00 Program: "Hallelujah" chorus form "Messiah" Oratory G.F. Haendel Air [on G string] from Orchestral Suite D-dur J.S. Bach, BWV 1068 Prelude and Fugue in E Minor ("Cathedral") J.S. Bach, BWV 533 Voluntary in A Minor J. Robinson Fantasy “Christus Vincit” improvisation Andantino g-moll C. Franck Easter triptych: Life, Death, Rebirth improvisation   Link to the recording on YouTube - here. Link to the information about the concert on the "Więź" Maga...


New article: "Creativity and Artistry in Organ Music", in: "The Organ”, London, No 391, Feb.-April 2020


Szostak Michał, "Creativity and Artistry in Organ Music”, in: "The Organ”, No 391, Ferbruary-Aprli 2020, Musical Opinion Ltd, London, ISSN 0030-4883, pp. 24-31.   Abstract: Each musician likes to call himself an artist. But whether each person who performs music is an artist indeed? What it means to be an artist? Where to look for creativity in artistic performance? All these questions are natural for musicians who try to do their job in creative way – not just to repeat the notes mechanicall...


Organ concert: 2020/09/12, NYC, St Patrick's Old Cathedral


You are invited to a special Erben Organ Days 2020 event – a benefit recital by an international concert organist, researcher and organologist from Poland, Dr. Michał Szostak. Dr. Szostak plays this recital to support the 1868 Henry Erben organ fundraising efforts. TICKETS: General Admission: $20 Organ Loft: $100 ; includes autographed CD by Dr. Szostak USE CODE ERBENBENEFIT15 for 15% OFF *Organ Loft seating requires the ability to climb stairs ABOUT THE ARTIST Michał Szostak studied organ pl...


New article: "Aristide Cavaillé-Coll: a Biographical Sketch", in: "Organ Canada", Toronto, Vol. 33/1, Winter 2020


Szostak Michał, "Aristide Cavaillé-Coll: a Biographical Sketch", in: "Organ Canada", Journal of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, Vol. 33, No 1, Winter 2020, Royal Canadian College of Organists, Toronto   Abstract: 2019 was the 120th anniversary of the death of the father of symphonic organs, Aristide Cavaillé-Coll. It is worth recalling this prominent figure who in the nineteenth century changed the sound of French instruments and thus influenced organ building in Europe and many corn...

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Sortie-Marche - improvisation
St Anne Academic Church, Warsaw, Poland, 2019/02/23
"Organ, as a source of inspiration" - concert on the occasion of obtaining the degree of Doctor of Art in Organ Playing

Variations symphoniques - improvisation
Van den Heuvel Organ, 101/5M+P
Saint-Eustache, Paris, France

Suide du deuxieme ton - L. Cleramboult
E.F. Walcker Organ, 2M+P
BMV de Lourdes, Warsaw, Poland

earlier events

wydarzenia wcześniejsze, événements précédents, frühere Ereignisse

  • 2016.11.21, Diecezjalne Studium Organistowskie w Tarnowie, konferencja naukowa, referat pt. 'Wielkie organy bazyliki licheńskiej w zestawieniu z największymi organami Polski, Europy i świata'
  • 2005, nagranie CD z literaturą organową i improwizacjami na nieistniejących już organach kościoła M.B. z Lourdes w Warszawie

  • 2004, monografia nt. nieistniejących już organów J.G.Meinerta znajdujących się wówczas w kościele M.B. z Lourdes na warszawskiej Pradze

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Spring Meeting of American Guild of Organist, European Chapter, April 2019

Poland: Warszawa, Licheń Stary, Łódź, Kazimierz Dolny

The European Chapter of American Guild of Organist at the console of the largest organ (157/6M+P) in Poland, Licheń.

The European Chapter of American Guild of Organist at the Kings Castle, Warsaw.

The European Chapter of American Guild of Organist at Saint Anne Academic Church, Warsaw.

I had the pleasure to organize and host the Spring Meeting of the European Chapter of the American Guild of Organist, which took place in Poland. Detailed schedule was as follows:

Monday (April 22nd): WARSAW

16.00-18.00 Spring Meeting 2019 registration

19.00-22.00 Opening dinner (at Hotel Gromada)

Tuesday (April 23rd): WARSAW

06.30-08.45 Breakfast at the hotel 

09.00-09.20 Walk to the church

09.30-11.00 St. Ann Church, the Old Town

11.30-13.00 Warsaw Archcathedral, the Old Town

13.00-14.30 Lunch on your own in the Old Town

15.00-16.30 Military Cathedral, the Old Town

17.00-20.00 Evening at “MOMU” restaurant and “Vodka Museum” with vodkas degustation

20.00-20.15 Walk to the hotel

Wednesday (April 24th): WARSAW-LICHEŃ-ŁÓDŹ-WARSAW

06.30-08.45 Breakfast at the hotel

09.00-11.30 Coach travel WARSAW-LICHEŃ

12.00-13.00 LICHEŃ: tour around the Shrine with a guide

13.00-15.00 LICHEŃ: the largest organ in Poland

15.15-16.00 LICHEŃ: Meal at pilgrims restaurant ARKA in the Shrine

16.30-18.00 Coach travel LICHEŃ-ŁÓDŹ

18.45-20.15 ŁÓDŹ: Cathedral

20.30 ŁÓDŹ: Evening meal, “Gęsi Puch” Restaurant

21.30-22.30 Coach travel ŁÓDŹ-WARSAW


06.30-08.00 Breakfast at the hotel

08.20-08.40 Walk to the church

08.45-10.15 The Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Warsaw

10.30-12.30 Coach travel WARSAW-KAZIMIERZ DOLNY

13.00-14.15 Lunch and sightseeing

14.30-16.00 Baroque organ of St. John Baptist church

16.15-18.30 Coach travel KAZIMIERZ-WARSAW

18.30-20.00 Evangelical-Reformed Church, Al. Solidarności

20.00-20.30 Travel to the hotel

20.30 Dinner in a restaurant and historic chocolate shop of E. Wedel (open till 22.00)

Friday (April 26th): WARSAW

06.30-08.45 Breakfast at the hotel

09.00-10.00 Coach travel WARSAW-WOŁOMIN

10.00-12.00 Visit at “Zych Organ building Company”

12.00-13.00 Coach travel WOŁOMIN-WARSAW

13.00-13.30 Lunch in a café near the church

13.30-15.00 Holly Cross Basilica, F. Chopin’s heart

15.00-15.30 Travel to the Museum

15.30 & 16.00-18.00 Polish Jews Museum “Polin”

18.00-18.30 Travel to the hotel

19.15-23.00 Closing dinner (at “Dawne Smaki” Restaurant, Nowy Świat 49)

Saturday (April 27th): WARSAW, day extra

06.30-11.30 Breakfast at the hotel

09.30-11.00 Seminary Church

Warsaw view from 31st floor of the PKiN

Chopin Museum

19.00-21.00 Polish National Ballet


Doctor of Music Arts, February 2019

The Fryderyk Chopin Universuty of Music, Warsaw

With the patron of the Music University.

With the rector of the Fryderyk Chopin Music University.

Solemn presentation of the diploma DMA,
Warsaw, 2019/02/22.

With the promoter of the dissertation Prof. Andrzej Chorosiński

Cote d'Azur et Monaco, April-Mai 2018

Nice, Cannes, Monaco

Spring Meeting of American Guild of Organist, European Chapter, April 2018

Belgium, The Netherlands

Mrs Judy Riefel-Lindel, Dean of the European Chapter of American Guild of Organist

Morning has broken - improvisation
Sint-Martinus, Genk, Belgium


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