July 14, 2023, 19:15
Assumption BVM Cathedral Basilica in Białystok, 2 Kościelna Street
tickets: 15 PLN, available at the BCC and Ludwik Zamenhof Center box offices, on bilety.bok.bialystok.pl and and the venue half an hour before the start (cash only)
He studied organ at the State Conservatory in Bratislava, at the Diocesan Conservatory in Vienna and at the Academy of Music and Drama in Bratislava. He participated in many broadcasted liturgical services (the inauguration of the Slovak presidents since 1989, the visit of Pope John Paul II etc). As a soloist, he performed many times with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and with the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra. At the premiere performance of Janáček’s ”Glagolic Mass” in Taiwan in 2000, he played the organ solo with the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan and has given organ recitals in many European states, Japan, in the USA, Mexico, Canada, Russia, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
Stanislav Šurin recorded several organ solo CDs, organized an international musicological conference, from 1999 to 2002 he was the chief editor of “Adoramus Te” (a magazine dealing with sacred music), is the founder and organizer of organ festivals in Trnava, Piešťany, Skalica and in the St. Martin Cathedral in Bratislava. In the years 2006–2008 he acted as the Diocesan Musician for the Bratislava-Trnava Archdiocese. He has been teaching organ at the Catholic University in Ružomberok since 2002. He acts as advisor for the restoration of historical organs and for the building of new instruments. He also has devoted himself to composing. He is the author of „Trnava Mass” and several compositions based on ecclesiastical and liturgical texts. He composed music for a number of poems of Slovak and French poets.