Dariusz Bąkowski-Kois | Kathedraalfestival Brugge 2019

Sint-Salvatorskathedraal, Brugge
Photo (c) Agnieszka Pędziwiatr Photo (c) Agnieszka Pędziwiatr

Polish organists have participated in many editions of the Bruges Cathedral Festival, founded 65 years ago. During the current 66th edition of the festival, the public will get a chance to meet Polish soloist Dariusz Bąkowski-Kois, an organist from Krakow and head of the organ chair at the Jagiellonian University. Bruges Cathedral Festival is dedicated to the promotion of organ culture and musical relations between the different European countries.

Mikołaj z Krakowa (XVI) | Aliud preambulum in F
Adam z Wągrowca (†1629) | Canzona super sextum tonum 
Adam z Wągrowca (†1629) | Alia canzona super sextum tonum
Johann Kaspar Kerll (1627-1693) | Batalla I Imperial de 5° tono
Abraham van der Kerckhoven (1618-1701) | Fantasia in C
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788) | Fuga C-dur B-A-C-H H 394
José de Torres y Martínez Bravo (1670-1738) | Batalla de 5° tono
Feliks Nowowiejski (1877-1946) | 1st Polish Fantasy A midnight Mass at Wawel Castle op. 9 nr 1
Ferenc Liszt (1811-1886) | Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis (nach Kantate BWV 21)
Stanisław Moniuszko (1819-1872) | Kto się w opiekę / Who will give himself up to his Lord
Stanisław Moniuszko (1819-1872) | Za umarłych / For those, who have passed
Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937) | 9th Organ Symphony C-moll „Gothique” Puer natus op. 70
Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937) | IV. Final. Allegro
Dymitr Shostakovich (1906-1975) | Passacaglia from opera Katerina Izmailova op. 29
Dariusz Bąkowski-Kois (*1973) | Toccata in G: la Folie d’Espagne

About Dariusz Bąkowski-Kois
Born in 1973 in Krakow, he graduated from the Academy of Music in Kraków in the organ class of Prof. Józef Serafin (2000; with honours). Since his studies he carries on a lively concert activity in Poland and abroad: performances in France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Italy, as well as in Mexico, Brasil, Russia and China. He has played recitals in such prestigious places as the O.L.V.-Kathedraal in Antwerp, Dom aan Sint-Maarten van Utrecht, Kathedrale basiliek Sint-Bavo Haarlem, Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk Rotterdam or National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. In 2001-2007 he closely collaborated with the Capella Cracoviensis ensemble, playing solo parts as well as organo obbligato and basso continuo in numerous concerts.

Affiliated to the Jagellonian University of Krakow, he was Vice-Dean of the Instrumental Faculty in 2008-2012, Vice-Rector of the Academy of Music in Kraków in 2012-2016, and he holds the position of Head of Organ Department since 2016.

About the Kathedraalfestival Brugge
The cathedral concerts in Bruges were founded in 1953 by canon Paul François as one of the first international organ series in Europe. Marcel Dupré, one of the most prominent organ prodigies of the 20th century, was one of the guests during the third edition of the cathedral concerts. Over the last 50 years, the tradition of inviting renowned soloists to the cathedral in Bruges has been maintained.

The cathedral concerts were successively organised by the ex-titulars Kamiel D'Hooghe and Roger Deruwe, as well as the current organist Ignace Michiels.

>>> When: Friday August 16, 2019 at 20:30
>>> Where: Sint-Salvatorskathedraal, Sint-Salvatorskoorstraat 8, 8000 Brugge - map
>>> Tickets: 9 EUR
>>> More information and tickets, please send an e-mail to


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