Stanislav ŠURIN (SK) / 24th July 2018, 7pm


(selection and organ transcription)

The Miscellaneous collection from Levoča,

Slovakia (1660 – 1670)

Johann Sebastian BACH :

(1685 – 1750)

Jesus bleibet meine Freude, BWV 147

Preludium a fuga a-mol, BWV 543

Petr EBEN :
(1929 – 2007)

Improvizace na slovenskou duchovní píseň

„Matka božia trnavská“

Stanislav ŠURIN :


César FRANCK :

(1822 – 1890)

Marco Enrico BOSSI :

(1861 – 1925)

Massimo NOSETTI :

(1960 – 2013)



Chorál č. 3, a-mol


Chant du soir

Variations on a Japanese Folk Tune (Sakura)


Stanislav ŠURIN studied organ at the State Conservatory in Bratislava, at the Diocesan Conservatory in Vienna and at the Academy of Music and Drama in Bratislava under Ivan Sokol and privately with Johann Trummer in Graz. 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. 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, in the USA, Mexico, Canada, Russia and Kazakhstan. Stanislav Šurin recorded several organ solo CD´s (Graz Cathedral, Schubertkirche in Vienna, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Trnava etc.). In 2000 he organized an international musicological conference focused on the protection of historical organs. From 1999 to 2002 he was chief editor of Adoramus Te (a magazine dealing with sacred music), is founder and organizer of organ festivals in Trnava, Piešťany, Skalica and in the St. Martin Cathedral in Bratislava. In the years 2006 – 2008 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 (Slovak Philharmonic, St. Martin Cathedral in Bratislava). Recently he also has devoted himself to composing. He is the author of Trnava Mass (in 2016 published CD with Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra) and several compositions based on ecclesiastical and liturgical texts. He composed music for a number of poems of Slovak and French poets. In 2011 the Society of St Adalbert published his book of songs and CD called Antiphons and Spiritual Songs. At the beginning of 2013 the Celebrity Service Agency published his album of songs based on Miroslav Valek’s poems and published under the name Lady on the Train. For extraordinary contribution to the message of Johann Sebastian Bach’s work for contemporaries in 2009 he was awarded a Sebastian prize by the Ars Ante Portas association. In 2016, he received the prize “Fra Angelico” of the Bishops’ Conference of Slovakia for contribution of Christian values to the art in Slovakia.