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A Touch of Slovakia

Satislav Šurin (Bratislava)

Satislav Šurin studied organ at the Slovakian State Conservatory in Bratislava, at the Diocesan Conservatory in Vienna and at the Academy of Music and Drama in Bratislava under Ivan Sokol and privately with Johann Trummer in Graz. He is a widely experienced liturgical and concert organist, and has played at the inauguration of all Slovakian Presidents since 1989. As a soloist, he has performed many times with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, and at the premiere performance of Janáček’s Glagolic Mass in Taiwan in 2000, he played the organ solo part with the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan. His recital career has taken him to many European countries, to the USA, Mexico and Canada. Stanislav Šurin has recorded solo CDs in Graz Cathedral, in the Schubertkirche in Vienna and in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Trnava. In 2000 he organized an international musicological conference focused on the protection of historical organs in Slovakia. From 1999 to 2002 he was chief editor of the liturgical journal, Adoramus Te. He currently teaches organ at the Catholic University, in Ružomberok and 2006 – 2008 he acted as the Director of Music for the Bratislava-Trnava Archdiocese. He is also active as a composer in many different genres of composition.


Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Passacaglia in D Minor (BuxWV 161)

Jan Valach, arr.

The Miscellaneous Collection from Levoča Slovakia (1660 – 1670) (Suite of Short of Dances)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 541

Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959)


Petr Eben (1929-2007)

Die süßen Ketten der Liebe (aus „Labyrinth der Welt und Paradies des Herzens“)

Dezsö Antalffy-Zsiross (1885-1945)


Jiří Strejc (1932-2012)

Sonata I




Performer photo
Satislav Šurin