Organ Recital

The 2022 Organ Recital Series sees the cathedral welcome first-rate organists to play Truro’s acclaimed Father Willis Organ. This week's performer is Michal Szostak.

The series runs from March to October and each recital lasts around 45 minutes.

Each lunchtime concert is completely free to attend, the cathedral only asks that if you are able, you consider making a donation - the income generated by the generosity of both the audience and artists (who play for free) directly supports music at the cathedral and the ability to continue to offer such community events.

Programme
  1. Improvisation, Symphonic Variations on a well-known theme
  2. J.S. Bach, Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
  3. J.S. Bach, Fantasia in G Major, BWV 571
  4. L. van Beethoven, Allegro con brio, 5th Symphony in C Minor, Op. 67
  5. Fr. Chopin, Nocturne in E flat Major, Op. 9, No 2
  6. Improvisation, Symphonic Toccata

Bio

Dr Michał Szostak, Associate Professor: organist, improviser, researcher, born 1980 in Poland. Doctor of Musical Arts in Organ Performance (Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, Warsaw), studied in Poland, Italy (Pontificio Istituto Ambrosiano di Musica Sacra), and the UK (The Royal College of Organists). An international concert organist performing dozens of recitals annually in Europe, North America, South America, Asia, and Africa: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brasil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Panama, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, and the USA.

Author of books about organs. His organological articles are regularly issued by international organ magazines: British The Organ, Canadian Organ Canada, as well as American The Diapason and The Vox Humana.

The former Music Director and the Principal Organist at the Sanctuary of the Virgin Mary in Licheń Stary (the largest organ in Poland: 157/6M+P). He recorded on CDs in Poland and abroad. Besides, he has completed Master’s and PhD studies in the area of management (Leon Koźmiński University, Warsaw) and, as Associate Professor, works at Warsaw universities – University of Social Sciences and Collegium Civitas – where he conducts interdisciplinary research at the interface between art, aesthetics and management, as well as didactic activities.

Visit Michal's website

Truro Cathedral is a self-funded organisation and relies on public donations to meet costs, especially after having been significantly financially affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. It is finding ways to continue to support its community through activities such as live-streaming. Truro Cathedral welcomes regular or single donations from its supporters. If you would like to set up a regular or single donation, please either contact us via info@trurocathedral.org.uk or 01872 276782. You can also make regular donations by visiting the cathedral JustGiving page