27 November 2016
Organ concert by Stanislav Šurin
Stanislav Šurin studied organ and church music in Bratislava and Vienna. As an organist he has performed at scores of religious services broadcast in the media (including at the inaugurations of Slovak presidents and the visits of Pope John Paul II). He has previously also worked with the Slovak Philharmonic. At the première of Janáček's Glagolitic Mass in Taiwan in 2000, he played the organ solo with the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan. He has given organ recitals in many European countries, and in the USA, Mexico and Canada. He recorded his organ solo CDs at Graz Cathedral, Schubertkirche in Vienna and at St. John the Baptist Cathedral and St. Nicholas Cathedral in Trnava. He is the founder and organiser of organ festivals in Trnava, Piešťany, Skalica and in St Martin's Cathedral in Bratislava. In 2009, he was awarded the Sebastian Prize for his outstanding contribution to the legacy of the work of Johann Sebastian Bach for the contemporaries.