Inauguration of the 67th MFMO in Oliwa

Photo Paweł Jaremczuk

67th International Organ Music Festival in Oliwa

PFB Orchestra
Jacek Rogala - conductor
Roman Perucki – organs
Łukasz Długosz – flute

Conducted by: Konrad Mielnik

Our program will include:

Mieczysław Surzyński – Concerto in G minor for organ and orchestra, Op. 35 [24']
Stefan Kisielewski – Concerto for chamber orchestra [13']
Zbigniew Kruczek – Double Concerto for flute, organ and orchestra – world premiere [20']


I. Enchantment
II. Réveries / Dreams
III. Ravissement
IV. Réjouissance / Joy

Roman Perucki
One of the most outstanding contemporary organists. He graduated from the Gdańsk Academy of Music in the organ class of prof. Leon Bator in 1986. He has been a professor at this university since 1997 (in 1996-1999 he was vice-rector for artistic affairs). Until 2020, he was the Head of the Department of Organ, Accordion, Harpsichord, Guitar and Harp.
Director of the Polish Baltic Philharmonic in Gdańsk. On his initiative, the Gdańsk Music and Congress Center was established, the current seat of the institution. He established the Secondary Secondary Music School in Gdynia, of which he was curator for 16 years. He also serves as the president of the Pomeranian Association Musica Sacra, with which he organizes, among others, International Organ Music Festival in Oliwa, International Organ Music Competition JP Sweelinck and organ festivals in churches in Gdańsk Pomerania. He conducts master classes in Europe and both Americas and lectures at schools and universities throughout Poland. He is a juror in international organ competitions and the author of the first Polish improvisation textbook.
He has already performed over 2800 recitals. He performed in the most famous cathedrals and concert halls in the world, including: at Notre Dame (Paris) or Mariinsky Theater (St. Petersburg). It occurs in almost all European countries, as well as in China, Japan, Australia, Mexico and the USA. He is the first organist of the Oliwa Archcathedral, and since 1999 the president of the Association of Lovers of the Oliwa Archcathedral.
Roman Perucki has released several music albums. His album with Messe pour les paroisses Couperin's publicist Music Movement considered it the best recording of 1991 released in Poland, a II Oliwa Plate was nominated for the Fryderyk award. His achievements include a platinum album from 1998. The artist has performed numerous premieres, composed especially for him by Paweł Łukaszewski, Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil and Paweł Szymański, and in the last five years, organ and flute concerts with the orchestras of: Enjott Schneider, Joanna Bruzdowicz-Tittel, Piotr Moss, Paweł Mykietyn and Dariusz Przybylski .
He holds numerous distinctions and awards, including the highest papal distinctions awarded by John Paul II and Benedict XVI. In 2005 he obtained a gold badge Meritorious for Polish Culture. Then the Pomeranian Artistic Award for 2006 and the award of the Gdańsk Society of Friends of Art. He was also awarded the Silver Medal Gloria Artis for Merit to Culture.

Łukasz Długosz
Recognized by international critics as one of the greatest flutists. He is also the most frequently honored Polish flutist in history. Luxembourgish PIZZICATO for the album Flute Stories hailed Długosz as one of the greatest flutists in the world. The artist recorded 58 albums containing mostly Polish music, which were highly appreciated by European critics and for which he received many prestigious international phonographic awards, including the International Classical Music Award (ICMA), Pizzicato Supersonic Award and Fryderyki.
A graduate of soloist studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, master studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris and at Yale University in New Haven. He is the winner of several international competitions, including such prestigious ones as those in Paris, Odense, Munich and Viggiano. He performs as a soloist and chamber musician in Poland and abroad. He cooperates with many renowned orchestras. As a soloist, he has performed at, among others, Carnegie Hall, Musikverein Goldener Saal and Konzerthauswe Vienna, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Gasteig Carl Orff Saal and Herkulessaal in Munich, Poly Theater in Beijing, Xinghai Concert Hall in Guangzhou, Shanghai Concert Hall, Opera House in Qatar, Shin Kobe OrientalHall in Kobe, Concert Hall Peter Tchaikovsky in Moscow. He played under the baton of such stars as Zubin Mehta, James Levine, Mariss Jansons, Walerij Giergijew, Jesús López Cobos, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Jan Krenz, Jerzy Semkow, Jacek Kaspszyk, Gabriel Chmura, Agnieszka Duczmal. He was invited many times to perform Krzysztof Penderecki's flute concerto under the composer's baton. He performed the concert in New York, Beijing, Doha, Berlin, Paris, London, Riga, Koblenz, Helsinki, among others.
The Main Board of the Association of Polish Artists and Musicians awarded the artist the Orfeusz 2016 statuette for outstanding artistic achievements in the field of performing flute music, including works by Polish composers. The Presidium of the Main Board of the Polish Composers' Union awarded this year's Honorary Award of the Polish Composers' Union to the Artist for special contributions to the promotion of Polish music and expanding the repertoire of contemporary flute compositions; for stimulating compositional creativity in this area and promoting new Polish music in the world. For his outstanding cultural activities and promotion of Polish culture, Łukasz Długosz was awarded the honorable Order of Polonia Restituta and the Medal for Merit to Culture. Gloria Artis and received the title of Professor of Art from the President of the Republic of Poland. He teaches flute at the Academy of Music in Gdańsk.

Jacek Rogala
He is a graduate of the Wrocław Academy of Music, where he completed his studies with distinction: composition under Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil (1990) and conducting under Marek Pijarowski (1992). Since 2001, he has been the director of the Świętokrzyskie Philharmonic in Kielce and the following festivals: Świętokrzyskie Dni Muzyki, Summer at the Philharmonic, Film and Music Festival. In 2012, he inaugurated the activities of the Kielce Philharmonic in its new headquarters, the construction of which took him a decade.
In the 90s, he was an assistant conductor at the Wrocław Opera, and also collaborated as a permanent guest conductor with the Orchestra Capella Bydgostiensis. Then he was on a conducting scholarship named after Artur Rodziński at The Cleveland Symphony Orchestra. During this period, he worked in the Music Editorial Office of Polish Radio in Wrocław, was the plenipotentiary of the Minister of Culture and Art for music, and then headed the Contemporary Music Editorial Office of Program II of Polish Radio. In 1999, he was the artistic director of the Grażyna Bacewicz Days - a PR and TVP festival. In the years 2000-2007 he was the president, and until 2010 vice-president of the board of the Polish Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM), where he also managed the XNUMXth and XNUMXst Century Music Competition for Young Performers.
Rogala is the author of the book Polish music of the XNUMXth century published by PWM (2000). For several years he has been teaching at the Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, and since 2016 he has been an assistant professor at the Academy of Music in Łódź. He was a member of the Council for Artistic Institutions of the first term of office of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Since 2012, he has been vice-chairman of the Association of Polish Philharmonics.
He has made many radio and film premieres and recordings. His composition recordings 3 for 13 Paweł Mykietyn and Concerto à rebours Tadeusz Wielecki won at the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers in Paris (1995 and 1999), and the album with the song 3 for 13 in 2009, she received two Fryderyk awards in the following categories: Album of the Year, Contemporary Music, and the Most Outstanding Recording of Polish Music. With the Świętokrzyska Philharmonic Orchestra he recorded, among others: series of four albums Polish album, CD We Are From Here with music by Włodek Pawlik and a CD Opening music with works commissioned from Polish composers for the first concert at the new headquarters of the Świętokrzyska Philharmonic.

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The premiere of Zbigniew Kruczek's work was co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund - a state earmarked fund, under the program Composing commissions, implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance

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Event information

Event date piątek, 28/06/2024, 20:00
Price PLN 22-90
Place Oliwa Archcathedral
Category Philharmonic events, International Organ Music Festival in Oliwa, Symphony concert
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