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Workshop on Polish Organs

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.

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Marek Kudlicki, Organist

Time & Location

Apr 23, 10:00 AM

Workshop on Polish Organs

About the Event

Thanks to the wonders of technology, Marek Kudlicki will make his scheduled workshop presentation to us via the internet. Gather to hear about a number of organs in Poland, see photos and hear recordings of them. Learn first-hand from an award-winning professional recitalist what contributions these instruments make to the world. Join us on Saturday, April 23 at 10:00am ET. To register for this class, visit:

https://webinar.getresponse.com/M8Ogf/lecture-on-polish-historic-organs

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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.

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