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Organ recital: 2021/05/30 - POLAND - Opole, Cathedral


Sunday, 30th of May 2021, 19.30 Holy Cross Cathedral, Opole, Poland PROGRAM: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Passacaglia c-moll, BWV 582 Louis-Nicolas Clérambault (1676-1749), Suite du deuxième ton Plein Jeu, Duo, Trio, Basse de Cromorne, Flûtes, Récit de Nazard, Caprice sur les Grand Jeux - link to the recording - here. Michał Szostak (*1980), Symfonia organowa na tematy maryjne, improwizacja Preludium, Fuga, Adagio, Scherzo, Cantabile, Final - link to the recording - here. Facebo...


New article (ENG): "Austrian change for the World’s largest organ list", in: "The Organ”, No 396, pp. 8-25.


Szostak Michał, "Austrian change for the World’s largest organ list", in: "The Organ”, No 396, May-Jul 2021, Musical Opinion Ltd, London, ISSN 0030-4883, pp. 8-25. In the shadow of the pandemic, which for a year has been affecting us extremely painful in all areas of our lives, 2020 saw an important but very quiet event in the world of organ building. After three years of intensive works, the restored main instrument in the cathedral of St. Stephen in Vienna (Austria), electronically connected...


Organ Conference (PL): Śląskie Organy VII, Opole, Poland, 2021/05/18


PLAN KONFERENCJI ORGANOZNAWCZEJ – Śląskie Organy VII Opole, 18 maja 2021 r., WT UO sala nr 18 Link to the recording (starting point from 40:55): here. Sesja I  9.00   Rozpoczęcie konferencji 9.10   dr Michał Szostak (Warszawa) Organy Johanna Gottloba Meinerta z 1782 r. z nieistniejącego kościoła ewangelickiego w Reibnitz (Krs. Hirschberg) i ich burzliwe losy. 9.35   dr Andrzej Gładysz (KUL) Ze Śląska na Lubelszczyznę. Krótki pobyt organów Franza Luxa na Katolickim Uniwersytecie Lubelskim...


TEDxSAN (PL): "Kreatywność i artyzm w zarządzaniu (sobą i biznesem)"


PL: W ramach konferancji TEDxSAN miałem możliwość zaprezentowania interdyscyplinarnego połączenia wybranych teorii z dziedziny estetyki i ich transpozycji na obszar zarządzania.  Link do nagrania: tutaj.   ENG: As part of the TEDxSAN conference, I had the opportunity to present an interdisciplinary combination of selected theories in the field of aesthetics and their transposition into the area of management. Link to the recording: here.


New article (ENG): "The challenges in identification of artists-managers: consequences for creativity", in: "Creativity Studies" 14(1) 2021


Szostak Michał & Sułkowski Łukasz, "The challenges in identification of artists-managers: consequences for creativity", in: "Creativity Studies",  Vol. 14, Issue 1, pp. 112-124, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Press, Vilnius 2021, ISSN 2345-0479, eISSN 2345-0487. Research on identity, its tensions and paradoxes have extensive literature and a large number of scientists exploring the subject. Our own experiences in the fields of art and management were the main arguments for the introduce...


New article (ENG): "The identity and self-perception of artists-managers" in: "Problems and Perspectives in Management" 19(1) 2021


Michał Szostak and Łukasz Sułkowski (2021). The identity and self-perception of artists-managers. Problems and Perspectives in Management, 19(1), 372-386. doi:10.21511/ppm.19(1).2021.32   Manager’s and artist’s professional identities seem to be opposite, but there are many indications that this understanding is not justified in reality. Despite the contradictions, these two identities can intersect. The paper aims to define the characteristics of the artists-managers’ identity. The object of...


Fundraising for publishing new book "The Organ as a Source of Inspiration: Rebirth of a Giant (Paris - Vatican - Licheń)"


The fundraising is for publishing the bi-language (English-Polish) book by Dr Michal Szostak being a collection of scientific and artistic research on the role of the instrument as a source of inspiration for an organist in the art of stylish improvisation and the historically oriented practice of performing symphonic organ music from the French cultural circle of the 2nd half of the 19th century. The above-mentioned optics has been expanded to include phenomena focused around the theory of “aes...


New article (ENG): "Jan Śliwiński: A Polish apprentice to Cavaillé-Coll", in: "The Organ", No 395, Feb.-April 2021


Szostak Michał, "Jan Śliwiński: A Polish apprentice to Cavaillé-Coll", in: "The Organ", No 395, February-April 2021, Musical Opinion Ltd, London, ISSN 0030-4883, pp. 10-27. Download form ResearchGate: here. INTRODUCTION The importance of the person and work of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll (1811-1899) for the organ world is well known and undeniable. His Parisian company hosted large number of apprentices from all over Europe who wanted to learn the secrets of the profession from the best here[1]. I...

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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

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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

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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