agenda of events

kalendarz wydarzeń, agenda des événements, Ordnung der Ereignisse

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

31.07.2022

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...

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

13.06.2022

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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ORGAN RECITAL TOUR BRASIL-ARGENTINA-CHILE-PANAMA 2022

20.05.2022

Agenda: 14th June, 12:15, BRASIL, Rio de Janeiro, Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo da Antiga Sé - a recording of a piece from the recital 16th June, 20:00, BRASIL, Petropolis, Catedral São Pedro de Alcântara - a recording of a piece from the recital 18th June, 19:00, ARGENTINA, Buenos Aires, Quilmes Cathedral - article about the recital - article about the recital - article about the recital 19th June, 16:30, ARGENTINA, Buenos Aires, Metropolitan Cathedral - a recording of a piece from the reci...

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ORGAN RECITAL TOUR USA & CANADA 2022: New York City, Atlantic City, Washington DC, Toronto, Minneapolis

13.04.2022

2022 ORGAN RECITAL TOUR USA & CANADA by Dr Michał Szostak, Poland April 30th: Brooklyn, New York City, NY, Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph May 1st: Brooklyn, New York City, NY, St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church May 1st: Brooklyn, New York City, NY, St. Matthias Catholic Church May 2nd: Queens, New York City, NY, St. Aloysius Catholic Church May 3rd: Atlantic City, NJ, Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall May 4th: Manhattan, New York City, NY, Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral May 6th: Washington,...

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New article (ENG): "A Rieger treasure in the Czech town of Terezín", in: "The Organ", No 399, February-April 2022

23.03.2022

Abstract: Although we all admire large organs for their power, majesty and splendour, true organ lovers know that the size of the instrument does not always follow its quality. We are often surprised profoundly by the craftsmanship and perfection of the creators of small or medium-sized organs built in less significant places. Standing on the side of the mainstream of the historical events, these instruments survived until the present, being witnesses of their times and cultural dimension of hum...

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Organ recital: 2022/02/20 - GERMANY - Berlin, Luther-Kirchengemeinde

26.01.2022

2022/02/20, Sonntag, 19:00 Uhr Berlin, Lutherkirche   Festliches Orgelkonzert mit Werken von Bach, Beethoven und anderen Dr Michał Szostak (Polen) Das Programm: Symphonische Variationen über eine berühmte Melodie, Improvisation Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) - Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam", BuxWV 180 - Preludium, Fuge und Ciaccona C-dur, BuxWV 137 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) - Nun komm, der heiden Heiland, BWV 659 - Toccata und Fuge d-moll, BWV 565 Italienisches Konzert: Allegr...

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Organ recital: 2022/01/08 - POLAND - Warszawa, św. Józefa (ss. Wizytki)

19.12.2021

PROGRAM Wariacje symfoniczne nt. „Wśród nocnej ciszy”, improwizacja Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) - Opracowanie chorału „Nun komm, der heiden Heiland”, BWV 659 - Toccata i Fuga d-moll, BWV 565 *** Chorał z c.f. figurowanym nt. „Adeste fideles”, improwizacja Koncert włoski: Allegro-Andante-Presto, improwizacja *** Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849) - Mazurek B-dur, op. 7, nr 1 - Preludium h-moll, op. 28, nr 6 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) - Allegro con brio z V Symfonii c-moll, op. 67 **...

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Organ recital: 2022/01/09 - POLAND - Warszawa-Wawer, św. Karola Boromeusza

13.12.2021

PROGRAM Wariacje symfoniczne nt. „Anioł pasterzom mówił”, improwizacja *** Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) Preludium, Fuga i Ciaccona C-dur, BuxWV 137 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) - Opracowanie chorału „Nun komm, der heiden Heiland”, BWV 659 - Toccata i Fuga d-moll, BWV 565 *** Chorał z c.f. figurowanym nt. „Wśród nocnej ciszy”, improwizacja Koncert włoski: Allegro-Andante-Presto, improwizacja *** Arabeska nt. „Gdy śliczna Panna”, improwizacja L. van Beethoven (1770-1827) - Allegro...

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Organ recital: 2021/12/12 - POLAND - Bytom, św. Jacka

13.12.2021

Bytom, św. Jacka, 2021/12/12, godz. 18:00 KONCERT ADWENTOWY Program: Improwizacja Wariacje symfoniczne nt. pieśni kościelnej: Bóg kiedyś stał się D. Buxtehude "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland", BuxWV 211 Preludium, Fuga i Ciaccona C-dur, BuxWV 137 Improwizacja Koncert włoski: Allegro-Andante-Presto J.S. Bach "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland", BWV 661 (lipski) "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland", BWV 659 (c.f. figurowany) Fantazja G-dur, BWV 572 Improwizacja Tryptyk Adwentowy (na tematy pieśni koście...

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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

selected details

wybrane informacje szczegółowe, détails sélectionnés, ausgewählte Details

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

Thursday (April 25th): WARSAW-KAZIMIERZ DOLNY-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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