Polish Organist Michał Szostak in concert at St James' Church
The renowned Polish concert organist Michał Szostak performs on St James’ majestic three-manual Casavant organ.
Michał Szostak has presented organ recitals in European countries such as Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, Ukraine as well as in the UK, Brasil, Chile, and the USA.
The concert at St James' will include music by Bach, Chopin, Lefébure-Wély, and Vierne
Admission is by donation, and the event is followed by a reception. Please confirm your attendance for planning purposes.
Michał Szostak is a graduate of the Józef Elsner Public School of Music in Warsaw where he specialised in organ performance as well as organ improvisation. He took part in organ master classes with Louis Robilliard, Daniel Roth, Jean-Claude Zehnder and others, and organ improvisation sessions with Frédéric Blanc, Samuel Liégeon, and Sietze de Vries. Michał the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.
He was organist at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes in Warsaw for many years, as well music director and the principal organist at the Sanctuary of the Virgin Mary in Lichen Stary, where he played the largest organ in Poland, and he currently teaches at Collegium Civitas and University of Social Sciences in Warsaw.
Michał has recorded several CDs and he has an active international concert schedule, presenting recitals Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia.