Sun, Apr 24 | Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Marek Kudlicki, Organist

Marek Kudlicki is one of the few organists who earns his living almost exclusively from appearing in concerts. He tours the world constantly and performs on every continent, achieving great acclaim.
Marek Kudlicki, Organist

Time & Location

Apr 24, 4:00 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 50 N Prospect St, Akron, OH 44304, USA

About the Event

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Born in Tomaszów Lubelski, Poland, Kudlicki studied organ (under Prof. Joachim Grubich) and conducting (under Prof. Krzysztof Missona) at the Academy of Music in Cracow. He completed his diploma with distinction. His musical career began while still a student, giving concerts and recitals in many cities of Poland.

In the summer of 1973, Kudlicki took part in the master course in Mechelen (Belgium) taught by Prof. Flor Peeters, the noted interpreter of Cesar Franck’s organ works. He continued his postgraduate studies with renowned organist, Prof. Hans Haselböck at the Vienna Academy of Music.

Marek Kudlicki won the First Prize (and the Special Prize of the Polish Ministry of Culture and Art) in the Organ Competition in Poland in 1973.

His artistic activities over the course of many years led him to present concerts in almost all of the European countries, many times in the USA/Canada (56 North American tours), and in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan.

He often appears at international festivals as performer and judge for organ competitions. His numerous performances presented in conjunction with well-known concert series include a variety of music center venues (Stockholm, London, Vienna, Sydney, Wellington, New York, Minneapolis, Bogota, Buenos Aires), as well renowned concert halls (Cracow Philharmonic, Cracow; Sala Luis-Angel Arango, Bogota; Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland; Sejong Cultural Center, Seoul; Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto; Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong; National Concert Hall, Taipei).

In 1985, when the world celebrated the 300thbirth anniversary of J.S. Bach, Mr.  Kudlicki performed on the largest organ of Asia in the International Festival in Seoul, Korea.

Marek Kudlicki regularly promotes Polish organ music in his programs. He routinely includes works of native composers in his recitals and in his recordings. He lectures at various universities on different continents. On the 200th anniversary of the Polish Constitution, he gave a celebratory recital at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral. He records extensively for the state radio stations in Poland, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Iceland, Radio Hilversum, Radio New Zealand, Radio Suisse Romande, National Public Radio - USA, South African Broadcasting Corporation, and for several TV and record companies.

Mr. Kudlicki enjoys an extensive repertoire. It encompasses works of all periods, including early, romantic and contemporary Polish organ music. Apart from solo works, his repertoire boasts numerous and seldom-played pieces for organ and orchestra. He performs these works with various orchestras throughout the world.

In his many years in the profession, he often complements his appearances as an organ soloist with his activities as a conductor. Organ-lovers greet his annual coast-to-coast North American tours with enthusiasm.


Ancient Polish Organ Music:

   Salve Regina - Jakub Sowa

   Preambulum in d - anonymous

   Colenda - anonymous

   Cantio polonica - anonymous

   Hayducki/Alia poznanie/Preambulum in F - Nicolaus of Cracow

Prelude and Fugue in D minor BWV 539 - Johann Sebastian Bach

Choral No. 1 in E major - Cesar Franck

Piece heroique Op. 128 - Marco Enrico Bossi

Prelude in C minor Op. 28 No. 20 - Frederick Chopin

Prelude in E minor Op. 28 No. 4 - Frederick Chopin

Prelude in B minor Op. 28 No. 6 - Frederick Chopin

Prelude in D flat major Op. 28 No. 15 (Raindrops) - Frederick Chopin, arr. M. Kudlicki

Polish Fantasy Op. 9 - Feliks Nowowiejski

Improvisations on the Polish Church Hymn "Holy God” Op. 38 - Mieczysław Surzyński

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