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The Australian Bach Society's mission is to cultivate and disseminate a local appreciation of the music of J.S. Bach, his family and contemporaries, as well as sacred/classical music in general by arranging performances, lectures and other activities. We are also very proud and appreciative of our venue partners: Christ Church South Yarra, German Lutheran Trinity Church, Medley Hall, Toorak Uniting Church and St Paul's Cathedral.

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Wednesday 5 April 2017, 7pm
Organ recital with Pavel Kohout (Prague, Czech Republic) at German Lutheran Trinity Church, East Melbourne > Details

Venue: German Lutheran Trinity Church, 22 Parliament Place, East Melbourne [View Google Map]


Dietrich Buxtehude (1637–1707):  
Toccata in F, BuxWV  157
Canzonetta in G, BuxWV  172

Johann Gottfried Walther (1684–1748):   
Concerto del Sign. Vivaldi, LV 133
appropriato all´Organo
Allegro Adagio Allegro

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750):   
Choral prelude
Nun  komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
Praeludium und Fuge in G-Dur, BWV 541

Petr Eben (1929–2007):   
Versetti II  Ad Communionem „Adoro Te“

Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904):   
II. Largo
Symphony Nr. 9th E - Minor, Op. 95 "From the New World"

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750):   
Brandenbourg Concerto Nr. 3, BWV 104
I. Allegro
II. Adagio cadenza
III. Allegro
(transcription for organ by  Omar Caputi)

Pavel Kahout on on the historic organ of the German Church in East Melbourne
About the performer: Pavel Kohout

The Czech concert organist Pavel Kohout gained world recognition as a brilliant organ virtuoso for his exceptional sense of music, enormous technique and natural  interpretation. He performs across all of Europe, Russia, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

Pavel graduated from the Prague Conservatory and the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under the guidance of Jaroslav Tůma. In 1999 he continued his studies in historical organ technique at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in the Netherlands, with renowned specialist Professor Jacques van Oortmerssen. In 2010, he got a doctor philosophiae degree in historical performance practice of the South German and Czech baroque organ music at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

Early on in his career, at the age of 24, he won the prestigious First Prize and the J. S. Bach Prize at one of the world's largest international organ competitions – Musashino, Tokyo (2000). This opened to him all kinds of concert venues around the world: famous concert halls, universities, cathedrals and churches. Today Pavel is regarded as one of the finest European concert recitalists. He won additional First Prizes at international competitions in Ljubljana in 1995 and 1998, Vilnius in 1999, as well as several other major prizes and diplomas at international organ competitions in Prague, Poznan, Kaliningrad, Brugges and Lübeck, including the "Dancing Angel" Prize awarded by the European Union of Music Competitions.

Pavel teaches international master classes and lectures worldwide, acts as a competition juror and cooperates with Czech National Radio on the project 'Historical Organs'. He works with numerous world radio and TV stations, preparing new music editions and recordings on CD: performances on the Mundt organ (1673) in the Church of Our Lady of Tyn in Prague (the city's oldest organ) and the Katzer & Weltzel organ (1738) in Prague's Loreto; historical instruments of Bohemia and Moravia and Baroque organs in Slovenia. He has also dedicated two titles to the genial music of J. S. Bach and North German organ masters. His recordings can be accessed here.

 A musical teaser

Other video and audio of Pavel's performances can be found at: http://www.pavelkohout.org