Top Polish organist Bartosz Jakubczak playing St Albans organ festival

ONE of Poland’s leading young organists Bartosz Jakubczak is performing at the next in the Saturday series of concerts organised by the International Organ Festival of St Albans.

The winner of the Prix de la Presse at the Concours grand Prix Bach de Lausanne in 2002, Barosz performs widely and his solo recitals in England have included appearances at the London Handel, Dartington, Spitalfields and Leicester Festivals.

He studied at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy in Warsaw and the Royal Academy of Music in London where he received several awards.

He has participated in numerous masterclasses with leading organists and teachers and has been teaching at the academy in Warsaw , where he received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree, since 2004.

For the concert at 5.30pm next Saturday, April 16, at St Saviour’s Church, St Albans, he has chosen music by JS Bach and Mozart, early music by Michel Corrette and Froberger and by Lionel Rogg.

In addition he will be playing four dances to music from The Jan of Lublin Tablature which is one of the oldest sources of Polish organ music of the 16th century.

Entrance to the concert is free with a retiring collection in aid of the International Organ Festival Society. There will be an opportunity to meet the soloist after the concert.