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Galway Cathedral Recitals

Joonho Park, organ

Joonho Park, organ
Admission €12.00; concessions €8.00
Biographies

Joonho Park was born in 1985, in Seoul, South Korea. At the age of 15, he began organ playing and got enrolled in the pre-college program of the Korea National University of Arts (KNUA) in the class of Prof. Jakyung Oh, from which he graduated with the degrees of Bachelor in 2007. Since 2008, Joonho has been studying under tutelage of Professor Jon Laukvik at the University of Performing Arts and Music in Stuttgart, and has completed his Master degree. Currently, he is pursuing further studies in Stuttgart. Awards include first prize at the Jangcheon-Klais Organ Concours in Korea (2003), first prize and the Bach special prize at the Graz International Organ Competition (2006) and first prize at the Dublin International Organ Competition (2011). At home, he runs ‘Noon-hour Concerts’ at the Seoul Presbyterian Church where he served as organist for several years. He peforms regularly as a solo organist and with KNUA Symphony Ochestra in Seoul. His international performing tours have taken him to Germany, England, Japan and now to Ireland.

Programme

Nicholaus Bruhns (1665-1697)

Praeludium in G

Johann Sebastian Bach  (1685-1750)

Trio sonata no. 3 in D minor, BWV 527

Andante

Adagio e dolce

Vivace

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

from Messe de la Pentecôte

IV. Communion (Les oiseaux et les sources)

V. Sortie (Le vent de l'Esprit)

César Franck (1822-1890)

Prière, op. 19

Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

from Symphony for organ no. 5, op. 42 no. 1

II. Allegro cantabile

III. Andantino quasi allegretto

IV. Adagio

V. Toccata