Greg Zelek: September 23, 2016
Praised for his "effortless facility on the instrument," Greg Zelek is increasingly recognized as one of the most exciting young organists on the American organ scene.
Greg is a graduate student of Paul Jacobs at the Julliard School, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree. He is a proud recipient of the Kovner Fellowship at the Julliard School, having been one of nineteen selected for the inaugural fellowship that covers full cost of attendance. Greg was the First Prize winner in both the 2012 Rodgers North American Classical Organ Competition and the 2012 West Chester University Organ Competition; he was selected as a 2010 NFAA Young Arts Silver Medal Winner. He won First Prize, as well as the "Bach Prize," at the East Carolina University Organ Competition and was a prize winner in the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival. Most recently, he was the winner of the "Audience Prize" at the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition.
Greg is the Music Director and Organist at the Episcopal Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy in New York City. Prior to this appointment, he served as Organ Scholar at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church in Scarsdale, New York. Greg, who is a Cuban-American and a native Spanish speaker, was the Music Director of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Miami and has served as the summer organist for San Pedro Apostol Church in Ramales de la Victoria, Spain.
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Carnival Overture: Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Benedictus, Op. 59 No. 9: Max Reger (1873-1916)
Sonata in F Minor, Op. 65, No. 1: Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Allegro moderato e serioso
Allegro assai vivace
Liebestraum No. 3: Franz Liszt (1811-1886) (arr. Potts)
Sonata on the 94th Psalm: Julius Reubke (1834-1858)
Allegro con fuoco