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42nd International Festival of Organ, Choral and Chamber Music


Early organ music, famous classical compositions, contemporary and even jazz music performed by artists from USA, Belgium and Poland. During the 42nd International Festival of Organ, Choral and Chamber Music concerts at the magnificent St Mary's Basilica will take place every Friday in July and August.

On the 26.07 - Krzysztof Urbaniak on the organs. Programme and more information below.

Friday, 26th of July, 8.15 p.m.

LOCATION St Mary's Church, Podkramarska Street 5, Gdansk Main Town

TICKETS 20-30 PLN, available on-lineor on site one hour before the concert


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
- Toccata, Adagio and Fugue C-dur, BWV 564
- Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
- Meine Seele erhebt den Herren, BWV 648
- Praeludium, Adagio, Trio, Tutti und Fuge B-
Dur, BWV 545b
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788) - Sonata g-moll, Wq 70
(Allegro moderato, Adagio, Allegro)
Krzysztof Urbaniak (*1984) - Impro

KRZYSZTOF URBANIAK studied in Warsaw and in Stuttgart by Józef Serafin, Ludger Lohmann, Leszek Kędracki and Jörg Halubek. 2012 he received his doctoral degree in Kraków. He won first prizes at the Arp Schnitger organ competition in Bremen (2010) and Willem Hermans organ competition in Pistoia (2009) as well as second prizes at the Franz Schmidt organ competition in Kitzbühel (2006) and Petr Eben organ competition in Opava (2004). Since 2016 he is Head of the Department of Organ and Sacred Music at the Music Academy in Łódź, where he also leads his own organ class. Since 2018 he is also Rector’s Representative for International Cooperation at the same institution. He also teaches at the Music Academy in Kraków. He is a popular teacher at organ master classes, especially on historic organs, and jury member of prestigious organ competitions (i.e. Schnitger competition in Alkmaar and Silbermann competition in Freiberg). His intense concert activities lead him to many countries of the world. He published several CD recordings in recent years (i.e. „Danziger Barock“ in 2014 and „Retrospection“ in 2015). 2013-2016 he was artist in residence of the Artur Rubinstein Philharmonic Hall in Łódź and since 2017 he is curator of both organs of that institution (a German romantic organ and a copy after Silbermann). 2013-2016 he was also organ expert of the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. 2015 he published together with Martin Rost the complete edition of the rediscovered chorale variations of Daniel Magnus Gronau. He is artistic director of festivals on the Andreas Hildebrandt organ from 1719 in Pasłęk and on the Hans Hummel/Georg Nitrowski organ from 1611-1633 in Olkusz.

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