Michał Szostak, Organist
April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Michał Szostak will present the seventh in St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church’s First Tuesday One O’Clock Concert 2019-2020 series with music by Bach, Vierne and an Improvisation.
Michał Szostak studied organ playing as part of an artistic internship at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in Prof. Andrzej Chorosiński’s class, as well as organ improvisation at the Pontificio Instituto Ambrosiano di Music Sacra in Milan, Italy in Maestro Davide Paleari’s class. In February 2019, he obtained an academic degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in the field of “Instrumental Studies” in discipline of “Organ Performance” based on the dissertation of “Organ, as a source of inspiration in the art of improvisation and performance practice” written under the direction of Prof. Andrzej Chorosiński. He regularly participates in master classes on organ works and liturgical music. He has performed in Europe, North America and Africa: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Nigeria, Poland, Ukraine, and the USA. His articles have appeared in Britain’s “The Organ”, and America’s “The Diapason” and “The Vox Humana”. Since 2013 he has been a member of The Royal College of Organists, England.
The First Tuesday One O’Clock Concert series is curated by Dr. Gregory D’Agostino, St. Ann’s Organist and Director of Music, and features New York’s finest musicians. The concerts take place on the first Tuesday of each month and are free; however, St. Ann’s welcomes donations in support of the restoration fund for our historic five-manual Skinner organ. Please join us!
Join us also at the following upcoming organ concerts of the series:
May 5, 2020
Music by Holst, Alcock and Elgar
June 2, 2020
Music by Elgar, Howells, Weaver and Widor
More information about the First Tuesday One O’Clock Concert series, including last year’s programs, is available here.