19. 07. 2011: Peter Frisée masterful
Long-time tradition of the organ art at Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna is the one of the facts, why we have invited a next of the graduates.
Peter Frisée, born in Graz, Styria, is organist of the younger generation, who excellently represents his Alma mater.
foto: A few minutes before the concert
Interpreted the exacting organ masterpieces with high artistic level, Frisée has presented as sovereign performer. Temperament and preciseness of his organ play leaded to heartfelt acceptance among the festival’s audience. No doubt that he ranks to the most acclaimed guests of the festival concerts in Kremnica.
14. 07. 2011: Viennese organists in Kremnica
The former Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, later acredited as the University, has always been an incubator for talents in the organ art. By this fact a wide spectrum of professors as well as students regularly hosted to the Kremnica organ festival. One of graduates from the Vienna Music Univeristy, who based in Austrian capital, is Peter Frisée.
He will play great organ pieces, so he travel to Kremnica with collegue, who give him a stop-assistance. They arrive by car on Friday afternoon, so till evening of the same day they could rehearse with the Kremnica Castleʼs organ.
12. 07. 2011: Professor Boysen, excellent !
Perfect, or excellent. Only with this words can be characterized the opening concert by Bjorn Boysen, profesor from Oslo, Norway. Bach’s Baroque pieces, Widor’s magnificent Symphonie romane, or contemporary arragements of Norish folk motives has been interpreted with high level of artistic standard and mastery. Satisfaction has been expressed by the audience, as well as by Her Excellency Trine Skymoen, Ambassador of Norway to Slovakia (on the right).
Professor Boysen has discussed his artistic programme, i.e. he already concerted at the Bratislava Castle in the 1980s; or he will travel to Russia, where he will perform in Sochi within the pre-Olymics activities. He gave honourable mentions on the Kremnica organ, as worthy instrument for the artists. Professor Boysen as one of the leaders of the European organ art set standards of this-year festival on the high grade.
09. 07. 2011: The festival starts in a few hours
The festival starts in a few hours.
Professor Boysen has already arrived to Kremnica, and now he prepares stop-registers of the organ at St Catherine’s. The posters in the city promote summer organ concerts by the international organists.
The festival is interested by the representatives of diplomatic bodies in Bratislava and all friends of the excellent organ art. The programme-bulletin with details of the concerts is printed, and has been send also to Brazil.
So be welcomed to Kremnica Castle Organ, dear friends !
21. 06. 2011: Organ at St Catherine’s cleaned
The instrument St Catherine’s at Kremnica has completely been cleaned several days ago. The proceeding has done the professionals from the Rieger-Kloss at Krnov, Czech Republic. There has been detached all pipes, and similarly as air-pipes, has been cleaned and treated. Now the organ will be intonated. The repair-works guarantees that influences of surroundings will not be knowable. So the festival’s concerts will be performed on the fresh renowned organ Rieger-Kloss.
11. 06. 2011: Prof. Boysen
Professor Bjorn Boysen is a leading personality of the organ art in Norway. As respected concert artist all over Europe, he is welcomed to juries of prestigious organ competitions. He ranks among personalities such as Hans Fagius, Peter Planyavsky of Wolfgang Schnorr, i.e. the artists who create an image of interpretation with organ today. Professor Boysen arrives Slovakia on Friday, 8th July. His journey will have several sections: Some days before he arrives to Berlin–Schönefeld airport, and will continue by car to Freiburg/Breisgau. Then he will travel directly to Kremnica. After the concert he will return to Berlin and by plane to Oslo.
All guest-organists have the Kremnica Castle’s organ at disposal already two days before the concert-day. It is needed to learn this instrument and prepare the concept of registration. The stop-list is given forward, before the concert are arranged “only” the sounds and harmony of stop-combinations.
04. 04. 2011: Welcome !
Dear Friends of the Organ Art !
Welcome to the official homepage of the European Organ Festival, Kremnica Castle Organ.
There we will present you news, highlights and images from the festival's life. Here you find also contacts to management of the festival, you can mail or call us.
The festival is ready and we looking forward to meeting with you in Kremnica !
Stanislav Kowalski, M.A & Renata Košťálová, M.A
Authors of the Festival