Organ Recital

Organ Recital: Michal Markuszewski

Sunday, June 17, 2018 | 5:15pm

Guest organist Michal Markuszewski from Warsaw, Poland, plays a recital on the Cathedral’s 10,650–pipe great organ. $10 suggested donation.

 

 

Repertoire

Toccata, Adagio and Fugue C-dur BWV 564
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Festive Prelude on “Lobet den Herren”
Niels Wilhelm Gade (1817-1890)

Prelude and Fugue F-dur op. 13
Jan Gawlas (1901-1965)

March on “Lift up Your Heads” of G.F.Händel op. 15
Alexander Guilmant (1837-1911)

Elégie op. 30
Mieczysław Surzyński (1866-1924)

Le banquet céleste
Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

Piece Heroique
César Franck (1822-1890)

About Michal Markuszewski

Born in Warsaw in 1980. In 2004 he graduated with honours from the Frederic Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw in organ class – Prof. Joachim Grubich and in 2005 in piano class – Prof. Kazimierz Gierżod.

In 2007 he completed postgraduate studies at Universität der Künste in Berlin (organ improvisation class – Prof. Wolfgang Seifen) and in 2008 Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg (organ master class – Prof. Christoph Bossert).

His greatest achievements are: 2nd prize in Polish Contemporary XX Century Organ Music Competition in Legnica (1998), 1st prize in International Organ Music Competition in Rumia (2000), as well as an honourable mention for the best performance of pieces by J.S. Bach. He also received the prize founded by president of the city of Gdańsk and 3rd prize in International Organ Music Competition in Zürich-Wiedikon (2007).

In 2007 he received a scholarship from Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

In the past ten years he gave over 500 concerts at international festivals: in Poland, Lithuania, Belgium, Czech Republic, Holland, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Spain, Portugal, Finnland, Switzerland, Hungary, Norway, Ukraine, Russia, Great Britain (St.Paul's Cathedral in London) and over 250 recitals in Germany (Gedächtnis-Kirche Berlin, Berliner Konzerthaus, Bremer Dom, Stadthalle Wuppertal, Altenberger Dom, Marienbasilika Kevelaer, Bottrop-OrgelPLUS, Audimax Bochum, Maria Laach, Stiftskirche Tübingen, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Basilika Weingarten, Ulmer Münster, Abtei Marienstatt) and USA (St Thomas Church in New York).

He made several CD recordings (Organum Classics, Label Harp, DUX, Ars Sonora). His recordings made on historic organs in the Reformed Church in Warsaw (DUX 0707) and  on historic organs in Silesia received a nomination for Polish music industry award FRYDERYK in two categories. He also made several radio and TV-recordings.

  • Admission
    • Free
    • $10 suggested donation
  • Dates Offered
    • June 17 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm