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Pipes@Victoria 2009

Austrian Pipings: An Evening with Florian Pagitsch

Tuesday, 26 May 2009, 7.30 pm
Pre-concert presentation on Austrian organ music at 6.45 pm
Victoria Concert Hall, 11 Empress Place [locate]
TICKETS: $15, $10 (concession), available through SISTIC

The PIPES@Victoria 2009 series begins with a special recital by Austrian organ-maestro Florian Pagitsch, who will share with local audiences the delightful strains of Austrian organ music and dazzle with his prowess at improvisation.

As a graduate of the ‘Mozarteum’ in Salzburg (organ) and the University for Music in Vienna (piano, musicology), Florian Pagitsch has won numerous awards at international organ competitions, including the International Franz Liszt-Competition (Budapest/Hungary 1978) and the Quadrennial Johann Sebastian Bach-Competition (Leipzig/Germany 1980). In 1986 he won the first prize for improvisation at the International Anton Bruckner-Competition (Linz/Austria).

As a concert soloist, Florian Pagitsch has performed all over Europe, Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand and the USA. He has also performed with concert partners such as Benny Schmid (violin), Hannes Kawrza (saxophone), Francisco Araiza (tenor), the London Brass and the Juvavum Brass Ensemble. Florian Pagitsch is also Organ Professor at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

Programme

Johann Ernst Eberlin (1702-1762)
Toccata Secunda

Georg Christoph Wagenseil (1715-1777)
Suite C-Dur

Leopold Mozart (1719-1787)
Stücke für den ‘Salzburger Stier’

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Flötenuhrstücke 1793 (Selection)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Fantasie f-moll, KV 594

Joseph Messner (1893-1969)
Symphonische Festmusik Op.45a

Florian Pagitsch (b. 1959)
Improvisation