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    The 25th International Festival of Organ Musicin the Pelplin Cathedral

    The Pelplin Cathedral will host the 25th International Festival of Organ Music on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. from 5th July to 30th August 2023. In this year’s 25th edition of the festival, a total of 25 concerts will take place across 14 venues in two provinces. Approximately 90 performers from 20 Polish and European cities will participate, ensuring a captivating and memorable experience for all attendees.

    This festival holds great significance as the largest and most important event of its kind in the Pelplin Diocese and throughout the Kociewie region. A remarkable collaboration of 11 dioceses in Poland, as well as churches in Ukraine and Belarus (including Grodno Cathedral), has contributed to the festival’s success, with over 70 concert venues spread across 6 provinces.

    Currently, the main organizer of the festival is the Gabriel Faure Art Promotion Foundation, which has been active since 2003. From its inception, the festival has been under the artistic direction and conceptualization of the globally renowned organist, GEDYMIN GRUBBA, who celebrated his 25th anniversary as a performing artist in 2021.

    Over the past 24 years, the festival has organized more than 650 concerts featuring over 1,500 performers from 30 countries across Europe, North and South America, Asia, Australia, and Oceania. It has also conducted three masterclasses on the interpretation of organ music, released four highly acclaimed CDs (all of which have sold out), and produced several archival recordings. The concerts showcase a diverse range of musical compositions from different eras, ensuring that our exceptionally broad audience finds something to treasure from our events. The performances encompass solo, chamber, vocal, choral, and symphonic arrangements. The festival also takes pride in premieres, debuts, and promoting young talents.

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