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Marcin Szelest

Marcin Szelest

Marcin Szelest studied organ at the Academy of Music in Krakow and at The Boston Conservatory. He won the first prize at the Second Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck Organ Competition in Danzig, Poland, in 1995. He has performed as a recitalist, with numerous choirs, orchestras and period-instrument ensembles, such as Concerto Palatino, The Bach Ensemble, Vox Luminis, Weser Renaissance Bremen, and Wrocław Baroque Orchestra, as well as with his own early music ensemble Harmonia Sacra.

Marcin Szelest is professor of organ at the Academy of Music in Krakow. His dissertation, Stylistic changes in Italian organ music at the turn of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries (2007), won the prize of the Prime Minister of Poland. He has published articles of early Polish music and an edition of the complete works of Stanisław Sylwester Szarzyński in the series, “Monumenta musicae in Polonia”. He is also organist of the restored 1704 organ at the Church of the Holy Cross in Krakow, member of the Scientific Council of the series, “Fontes Musicae in Polonia”, and artistic director of the Early Music Festival at Stary Sącz.

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