Kamil Mika & Filip Meszka

Part of St Andrew's Cathedral at Noon Recital Series
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St Andrew's Cathedral

A recital by members of the ADOA: Kamil Mika and Filip Meszka, playing music by J.S. Bach, Jeanne Demessieux and Olivier Messiaen.

Part of the St Andrew's Cathedral at Noon Recital Series of free 30 minute concerts, every Saturday at 12 noon.  Recitals are followed by a buffet lunch. Donations to Cathedral funds are gratefully received.

Kamil Mika

Kamil Mika was educated at the Academy of Music in Cracow, where he studied organ with Prof. Andrzej Białko and graduated with MMus Diploma in 2014. He continued his music studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Mainz with Prof. Gerhard Gnann and took part in several organ masterclasses in Europe. Kamil won several awards including First Prize on X International Organ Competition in Castellana Grotte (Italy, 2011) and Third Prize on I National Competition of Organ and Chamber Music “Per Artem ad Astra” in Krasnobrod (Poland, 2007). In 2019 he was awarded a scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Poland for his project Polish Organ Music Festival in Cracow where he acted as a director and performer.

As recitalist he played on music festivals in Austria, Czech Republic, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Ukraine and Wales. The concerts took place at such venues as: Chapel of Royal Palace in Madrid, St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø, Uzhgorod Philharmonic, cathedrals of: Barcelona, Salamanca, Cagliari, Tallinn, Fulda, Universities of Glasgow and St Andrews, and churches in Budapest, Padova, Prague, Seville, Vienna and others.

Filip Meszka

Filip Meszka is the David and June Gordon organ scholar at the University of Aberdeen and will be graduating this year with BSc in plant and soil science. He has been playing the organ for 3 years and taking lessons with Kamil Mika currently working on ABRSM grade 4. 

He has been regularly covering for the services at St Marys pro Cathedral and St James in Aberdeen as well as occasionally in St Sylvesters in Elgin. Filip also has musical experience on the piano, tenor saxophone and clarinet attaining ABRSM grade 5 jazz on the saxophone.

Programme

  • Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Prelude C minor BWV 549
  • Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig BWV 1095
  • Jeanne DEMESSIEUX (1921-1968) 12 choral preludes on Gregorian chant themes Op. 8: Rorate Caeli (Choral orné) & Tu es Petrus (Marcia)
  • Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Prelude C minor BWV 546
  • Jeanne DEMESSIEUX (1921-1968) 12 choral preludes on Gregorian chant themes Op. 8: Hosanna Filio David (Choral fugué) & In Manus Tuas (Litanie)
  • Olivier MESSIAEN (1908-1992) Dieu parmi nous (God among us)
Performers
Kamil Mika Organ
Filip Meszka Organ
Aberdeen & District Organists Association
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