VIII International M. K. Čiurlionis Organ Competition

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VIII International M. K. Čiurlionis Organ Competition

Filip Šmerda, Czech Republic

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Name of the educational insititution Conservatory, Brno
Accompanist Yes

Filip Šmerda (b. 1999) began musical studies at the age of five. Now he is studying organ (class of prof. Zdenek Novacek) and piano (class of Martin Fisl) at the Brno Conservatory. He is also studying organ improvisation, orchestra and choir conducting as well as composition. From the beginning of his studies, he attends many competitions successfully. The organist won the first prizes at the International Competition "Pro Bohemia" for Organ in Ostrava (2018) as well as the International Petr Eben Organ Competition in Opava (2018). Filip regularly performs at concerts, performed as a solo organist with orchestra for several times. In Brno, he acts as a church organist and a choir master. At the same time, he teaches piano at the elementary art school.

I ROUND

  1. Nicolaus Bruhns | Grande Prelude · E minor
  2. Johann Sebastian Bach | Chorale Prelude "Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr" · BWV 676
  3. Faustas Latėnas | "Toccata"

II ROUND

  1. Johann Sebastian Bach | Prelude and Fugue · E minor · BWV 548
  2. Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis | Fugue · C sharp minor · VL 86
  3. Olivier Messiaen | "L'Ascension" ("The Ascension")
    • "Transports de joie d'une âme devant la gloire du Christ qui est la sienne" ("Outbursts of joy of a soul before the glory of Christ, which is its own glory")

III ROUND

  1. Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis | Fugue · B flat minor · VL 345
  2. Max Reger | Fantasia and Fugue · D minor · Op. 135b
  3. Petr Eben | "Job": "God's Reward"
  4. Louis Vierne | "Clair de Lune" from cycle "24 Pièces de fantaisie" · D flat major · Op. 53
  5. Louis Vierne | "Toccata" from cycle "24 Pièces de fantaisie" · B flat minor · Op. 53

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