agenda of events

kalendarz wydarzeń, agenda des événements, Ordnung der Ereignisse

New article (ENG): "The Ukrainian Magnum Opus by Gebrüder Rieger from 1933", in: "The Organ", No 398, November 2021-January 2022

3.11.2021

National and local organ culture is a function of many determinants like the level of wealth, physical possibilities, determination or consequences of socio-political circumstances. Following the path of the description of the Eastern Europe organ world, I would like to present the opus magnum built by the Rieger-Kloss company in 1933 in one of the most interesting historical buildings in Lviv. Today Lviv is an important city on the map of Western Ukraine. Since its origin, the organ has been wi...

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Organ recital: 2021/11/08 - UNITED KINGDOM - Leeds Town Hall series at St Anne’s Cathedral

1.11.2021

Mon, 8 Nov 2021, 1:15pm Leeds Cathedral Dr. Michał Szostak – International Concert Organist Bach Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 Böhm Vater unser im Himmelreich Improvisation Italian Concerto Beethoven/Scott Symphony No 5: First movement Franck  Andantino in G minor Improvisation Symphonic Variations This concert will last approximately 50 minutes. Dr. Michał Szostak has performed in North and South America, Asia and Africa.  A specialist in improvisation, he includes two improvisations in...

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Organ recital: 2021/09/19 - POLAND - Zabrze, św. Józefa, 26. Międzynarodowy Festiwal im. A. Chlondowskiego

20.09.2021

2021/09/19, 18.00 PROGRAM N. Bruhns, Preludium e-moll (wielkie) D. Buxtehude, Chorał "Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam", BuxWV 180 L.N. Clérambault, Suite du deuxième ton: Plein Jeu, Duo, Trio, Basse de Cromorne, Flûtes, Récit de Nazard, Caprice sur les Grand Jeux Improwizacja, Koncert włoski: Allegro Andante Allegro L. van Beethoven, Allegro con brio z V Symfonii, op. 67 Improwizacja, Tryptyk symfoniczny: Preludium Fuga Final

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Organ recital: 2021/09/12 - POLAND - Sulechów, Podwyższenia Krzyża Św.

13.09.2021

Poland, Sulechów Kościół Podwyższenia Krzyża Świętego Niedziela, 2021/09/12, godz. 18.30 PROGRAM: J.S. Bach, Fantazja G-dur (Pièce d'orgue), BWV 572 J.S. Bach, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 L. van Beethoven, Allegro con brio z V Symfonii c-moll, op. 67 C. Franck, Andantino in sol mineur W. Kilar, Polonez ze Suity orkiestrowej "Pan Tadeusz" L. Vierne, Arabesque z 24 Pieces en style libre Improwizacja, Symfonia Paschalna 1. Introit: Wjazd do Jerozolimy, nt. "Chrystus Wodzem" 2....

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Organ recital: 2021/09/19 - POLAND - Opole, kościół Świętej Trójcy (franciszkanie)

27.08.2021

Recital organowy w ramach Jarmarku Franciszkańskiego, niedziela, 19.09.2021 r., godz. 13.00 kościół św. Trójcy, plac Wolności 2, 45-018 Opole Program: D. Buxtehude, Preludium, Fuga i Ciaccona C-dur, BuxWV 137 D. Buxtehude, Chorał „Komm Heiliger Geist, Herr Gott”, BuxWV 199 N. Bruhns, Preludium i Fuga e-moll (wielkie) J.S. Bach, Schübler Chorale, Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 J.S. Bach, Passacaglia c-moll, BWV 582 C. Franck, Andantino g-moll, FWV 25 L.J.A. Lefébure-Wély, Bole...

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Organ recital: 2021/09/29 - CZECH REPUBLIC - Terezin, kostel Vzkříšení Páně

27.08.2021

Kostel Vzkříšení Páně nám. ČSA, 411 55 Terezín, CZECH REPUBLIC PROGRAM Improvisation, Symphonic Variations on a church tune D. Buxtehude, Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam, BuxWV 180 J.S. Bach, Fantasia G-dur (Pièce d'Orgue), BWV 572 J.S. Bach, Three Schübler Chorals: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 Wo soll ich fliehen hin, BWV 646 Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten, BWV 647 L. van Beethoven, 5th Symphony c-moll, Allegro con brio, Op. 67 F. Chopin, Prelude e-moll, Op. 28, No...

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New book: The Organ as a Source of Inspiration: Rebirth of a Giant (Paris - Vatican - Licheń)

18.08.2021

The bi-language (English-Polish) book is a collection of scientific and artistic research on the role of the instrument as a source of inspiration for an organist in the art of stylish improvisation and the historically oriented practice of performing symphonic organ music from the French cultural circle of the 2nd half of the 19th century. The above-mentioned optics has been expanded to include phenomena focused around the theory of “aesthetic situation” (based on R. Ingarden’s phenomenology),...

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Toccata Festiva, improvisation
Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Legnica, Poland

Fantasia on "Zdráv buď, strážce", improvisation
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus 
Ostrava, Czech Republic

ORGAN SYMPHONY: Prelude, Fugue, Adagio, Scherzo, Cantabile, Final, improvisation
Church of St Ignatius (Kostel sv. Ignáce)
Prague, Czech Republic

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

selected details

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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

Thursday (April 25th): WARSAW-KAZIMIERZ DOLNY-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, 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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