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NEW ARTICLE (ENG): "A Rieger treasure in the Czech town of Terezín", in: "The Organ", No 399, February-April 2022


Abstract: Although we all admire large organs for their power, majesty and splendour, true organ lovers know that the size of the instrument does not always follow its quality. We are often surprised profoundly by the craftsmanship and perfection of the creators of small or medium-sized organs built in less significant places. Standing on the side of the mainstream of the historical events, these instruments survived until the present, being witnesses of their times and cultural dimension of hum...


Organ recital: 2022/02/20 - GERMANY - Berlin, Luther-Kirchengemeinde


2022/02/20, Sonntag, 19:00 Uhr Berlin, Lutherkirche   Festliches Orgelkonzert mit Werken von Bach, Beethoven und anderen Dr Michał Szostak (Polen) Das Programm: Symphonische Variationen über eine berühmte Melodie, Improvisation Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) - Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam", BuxWV 180 - Preludium, Fuge und Ciaccona C-dur, BuxWV 137 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) - Nun komm, der heiden Heiland, BWV 659 - Toccata und Fuge d-moll, BWV 565 Italienisches Konzert: Allegr...


Organ recital: 2022/01/08 - POLAND - Warszawa, św. Józefa (ss. Wizytki)


PROGRAM Wariacje symfoniczne nt. „Wśród nocnej ciszy”, improwizacja Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) - Opracowanie chorału „Nun komm, der heiden Heiland”, BWV 659 - Toccata i Fuga d-moll, BWV 565 *** Chorał z c.f. figurowanym nt. „Adeste fideles”, improwizacja Koncert włoski: Allegro-Andante-Presto, improwizacja *** Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849) - Mazurek B-dur, op. 7, nr 1 - Preludium h-moll, op. 28, nr 6 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) - Allegro con brio z V Symfonii c-moll, op. 67 **...


Organ recital: 2022/01/09 - POLAND - Warszawa-Wawer, św. Karola Boromeusza


PROGRAM Wariacje symfoniczne nt. „Anioł pasterzom mówił”, improwizacja *** Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) Preludium, Fuga i Ciaccona C-dur, BuxWV 137 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) - Opracowanie chorału „Nun komm, der heiden Heiland”, BWV 659 - Toccata i Fuga d-moll, BWV 565 *** Chorał z c.f. figurowanym nt. „Wśród nocnej ciszy”, improwizacja Koncert włoski: Allegro-Andante-Presto, improwizacja *** Arabeska nt. „Gdy śliczna Panna”, improwizacja L. van Beethoven (1770-1827) - Allegro...


Organ recital: 2021/12/12 - POLAND - Bytom, św. Jacka


Bytom, św. Jacka, 2021/12/12, godz. 18:00 KONCERT ADWENTOWY Program: Improwizacja Wariacje symfoniczne nt. pieśni kościelnej: Bóg kiedyś stał się D. Buxtehude "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland", BuxWV 211 Preludium, Fuga i Ciaccona C-dur, BuxWV 137 Improwizacja Koncert włoski: Allegro-Andante-Presto J.S. Bach "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland", BWV 661 (lipski) "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland", BWV 659 (c.f. figurowany) Fantazja G-dur, BWV 572 Improwizacja Tryptyk Adwentowy (na tematy pieśni koście...


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


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...


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


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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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

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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, 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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