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NEW ARTICLE (ENG): "Organ landscapes in Chile”, in: "The Organ”, No 404, May-July 2023


Szostak Michał, "Organ landscapes in Chile", in: "The Organ”, No 404, May-July 2023, Musical Opinion Ltd, London, ISSN 0030-4883, pp. 4-17. Introduction The following report on musical experiences and impressions gained during my recital tour in South and Latin Americas in June of 2022 refers to Chile; after Argentina’s[1] and Panama’s[2] organs secrets, it is time to visit the most western-located country in South America. The article describes the historical background of Chile, its organ c...


NEW BOOK (ENG): "Humanistic Management, Organization and Aesthetics: Management of Art and Art of Management", Routledge, New York


I am pleased to inform that I have signed a contract with a leading global scientific publishing house, Routledge - Taylor & Francis Group, on my new book entitled "Humanistic Management, Organization and Aesthetics: Management of Art and Art of Management". Abstract: The book is the first worldwide publication of a complex theory of management aesthetics in humanistic management based on the aesthetics and arts approach allowing for a complete and systemic understanding of the management art a...


NEW BOOK (PL): "Sztuka zarządzania – zarządzanie sztuką", Wydawnictwo Społecznej Akademii Nauk, Łódź-Warszawa 2023


Szostak Michał, "Sztuka zarządzania – zarządzanie sztuką", Wydawnictwo Społecznej Akademii Nauk, Łódź-Warszawa 2023, ISBN 978-83-66781-16-0. Ze WSTĘPu: Natura i kultura to dwa komponenty konstytuujące pojęcie ludzkości w sposób nierozerwalny. Ponieważ natura, czyli świat dzikich mocy oraz kultura, czyli świat ludzkich wytworów, nieustannie ewoluują, wzajemnie się katalizują i dopełniają, niemożliwe jest określenie linii jednoznacznie oddzielającej od siebie te dwa obszary. Zarządzanie, przynal...


NEW ARTICLE (ENG): "Contemporary Organs in Panama City”, in: "The Organ”, No 403, February-April 2023


Szostak Michał, "Contemporary Organs in Panama City", in: "The Organ”, No 403, February-April (Winter) 2023, Musical Opinion Ltd, London, ISSN 0030-4883, pp. 6-19. ABSTRACT: Following the path of describing some of my musical experiences and impressions from South and Latin Americas gained during a 17-day recital tour in June of 2022, this article describes two contemporary organs I met in Panama City. Admittedly, the organ landscape in Latin America is not broad, but the topic is worthy of co...


NEW ARTICLE (ENG): ‘Perception of creative identities by artistic and non-artistic individuals: consequences for management’, Creativity Studies, 16(1)


Szostak, M. (2023) ‘Perception of creative identities by artistic and non-artistic individuals: consequences for management’, Creativity Studies, 16(1), pp. 1–25. doi: 10.3846/cs.2023.15081. ABSTRACT: The interdisciplinary research on the perception of creative identities like artists, creators, entrepreneurs, leaders, and managers brings substantial conclusions for understanding the way of thinking, internal features, and motivations of decisions of individuals with and without artistic facto...


NEW ARTICLE (ENG): "The Organ Landscapes in Argentina”, in: "The Organ”, No 402, November 2022 - January 2023


Download the full version of the article: Szostak Michał, "The Organ Landscapes in Argentina”, in: "The Organ”, No 402, November 2022 - January 2023, Musical Opinion Ltd, London, ISSN 0030-4883, pp. 4-24. ABSTRACT In June of this Summer, I visited South and Latin Americas for the first time in my life. During 17 days of an extensive tour, I performed ten recitals in Brasil, Argentina, Chile, and Panama. These territories are not often a topic of organ matters consideration from the European pe...




2022/11/13 - ARGENTINA - Mendoza, Santuario Maria Auxiliadora Rodeo del Medio 2022/11/12 - ARGENTINA - Mendoza, Iglesia San Francisco 2022/11/10 - ARGENTINA - Avellaneda, Iglesia Maria Auxiliadora 2022/11/09 - ARGENTINA - La Plata, Cathedral 2022/11/08 - ARGENTINA - Basilica Maria Auxiliadora y San Carlos 2022/11/06 - ARGENTINA - Buenos Aires, Catedral Metropolitana 2022/11/05 - ARGENTINA - Buenos Aires, Iglesia Nueva Apostolica Central 2022/11/03 - ARGENTINA - Buenos Aires, Quilmes Cathe...


NEW ARTICLE (Czech): "Emanuel Štěpán Petr, český Cavaillé-Coll - Část 1.", in: "Varhaník", 2022, No 2, pp. 17-21.


Letní číslo vychází v druhé polovině června 2022. Najdete v něm tyto články: Varhany kostela sv. Prokopa a sv. Mikuláše v Bohušovicích nad Ohří – Radek Rejšek Rozhovor se Štěpánem Svobodou, organologem arcidiecéze pražské – Radek Rejšek Hudební historie katedrály sv. Víta do začátku třicetileté války – Marie Nováková Praktikum varhanní improvizace 2 – Melodická linka na motivy církevní písně v rozšířeném rozsahu volná – Jan Steyer Soupis dispozic evropských varhan z roku 1896 (Rukopis z r...


NEW ARTICLE: Contextual inspiration and motive in persuasive creativity: lessons from artistic improvisation, in: Discourses on Culture, 2022, 17(1)


Szostak, M. (2022) ‘Contextual inspiration and motive in persuasive creativity: lessons from artistic improvisation’, Discourses on Culture, 17(1), pp. 101–131. doi: 10.36145/DoC2022.05. Abstract: Based on the literature review and autoethnography, the article deals with the role of contextual inspiration and motive in persuasive creativity based on the theory and practice of performative art improvisation. Referring to the theory of the aesthetic situation, the analysis depicts that being a pe...


NEW ARTICLE (ENG): "The rebirth of Michael Engler’s treasure in Wrocław", in: "The Organ”, No 400, May-July 2022


Szostak Michał, "The rebirth of Michael Engler’s treasure in Wrocław", in: "The Organ”, No 400, May-July 2022, Musical Opinion Ltd, London, ISSN 0030-4883, pp. 4-19. Abstract: Fire and organs equal disaster and destruction of the cultural heritage. Nevertheless, fire and organs may be the beginning of something new that would not be born without tears and pain. We keep in mind the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris when the whole world cried and followed how the fire had been consuming...

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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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