Daniil Protsyuk is a prominent organist from St.Petersburg, Russia. He performs at Mariinsky Theatre and in many different churches in Russia and around Europe. Daniil is thrilled to play unusual and avant-garde composers and transpose music never played on organ before.
The Organ Works is the first album of Daniil Protsyuk, recorded live in 1995-1996. In the album you will enjoy rare recordings of rare instruments:
- Bach`s and Liszt`s pieces recorded in Marktkirche Halle, BRD in October 14, 1995 on A. Schuke organ (56. Stops, 1984).
- Sigfried Karg-Elert, Symphonic Kanzona in es minor op.85,1. recorded in St. Nicolai church Leipzig in April, 1995 on Fr. Ladegast organ (84 stops, 1862).
- Arnold Schoenberg, Variations on a recitative, op.40 recorded in Small Hall of Moscow State Conservatoire, Russia on A. Schuke organ (26 stops, 1959).
- Petr Eben's, Fantasia II from Sunday music recorded in Niguliste Concert Hall in Tallinn, Estonia, in April 2, 1995 on Rieger-Kloss organ (63 stops, 1981).
Extracts from biography of Daniil Protsyuk:
Between 1991 and 1996 studied at the St. Petersburg N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatoire, majoring in organ playing.
First performed in a solo concert at the age of 18, in December, 1991, in Tallinn, Estonia.
During the 1994-1995 academic year, was a student of organ playing at the Higher School of Church Music in Halle, Germany, studying Romantic music under professor Johannes Schaefer, the music of Bach and contemporary music under professor Folker Broeutigam, and medieval music under professor Klaus Eihhorn. Also studied the history of organ and organ building.
In May, 1995 performed in the A. G. Ritter international competition of organists, in Magdeburg, Germany.
In 1996, was among the organizers of the international festival of organ music and an academic conference in the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Professor Isaiah A. Braudo.
Beginning 1993, worked on a book titled “The Art of Organ Performance”, which later, in 1997, was published by the “Composer” publishers of St. Petersburg.
Beginning November, 1997, work as an assistant professor of the organ class at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire.
In May, 1998, performed in concert, Musikproduktion Lothar Solle, playing the historical Fr. Fleiter organ, in Ewerswinkel, Germany, when my second compact disc, The Art of Fugue by J.S. Bach, was recorded.
In June, 1998, was among the participants of an international academic conference on the issues of the study of instruments held at the Museum of Theatrical and Musical Art of St. Petersburg. Delivered a report on the preservation of the historical English organ of the English Church of St. Petersburg.
From the age of eighteen, have been performing in concerts in the cities of the former USSR and in Germany.
Participated in the master classes of Zsigmond Szathmary, Lionel Rogg, Petr Eben, Hans Haselboeck, Wolfgang Stockmayer, Rudolf Heinemann, Andreas Liebig, Bernard Haas, Kurt Lueders, Eberhard Lauer, Martin Haselboeck, David Sanger, Amadeus Webersinke, Uwe-Karsten Gross, Wolfgang Zerer, Pieter van Dijk, Jack van Ootmersen, Hans Davidsson and other well-known organists
During the 2000 year, was a student of organ playing at the Higher School of Music in Hamburg, Germany, studying under professor Pieter van Dijk.