Praised as “extraordinary in the classical music world” (Jon Hornbacher, PBS Wisconsin Life), Greg Zelek (26) is considered to be one of the best young concert organists today. Paul Jacobs (Chairman of the Organ Department at the Juilliard School who played at Trinity last year) highly recommended Zelek as the ideal organist to feature in this year’s Concert Series.
Zelek is the Principal Organist of the Madison Symphony Orchestra and Curator of the Overture Concert Organ Series. Greg regularly performs with orchestras throughout the U. S. as both a soloist and a professional ensemble member.
Greg holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees, as well as an Artist Diploma from the Juilliard School as a student of Paul Jacobs. Before moving to Madison, Greg was most recently Music Director and Organist at the Episcopal Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy in New York City.
This concert will be performed on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. on Trinity’s 50-rank Holtkamp/Reuter pipe organ and will feature works by Liszt (Liebestraum No. 3), Bach (Trio Sonata No. 3 in D minor), Vierne (Symphony No 1 in D minor), Guilmant (Organ Sonata in D minor) and more. There is no charge for this concert, although a freewill offering will be appreciated.
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear this rising star in the organ world. And, don’t forget, this is a great opportunity to bring a friend.
“Greg Zelek is one of the most captivating young artists of his generation, combining a warm, witty stage presence with probing artistry. He is making many new friends for the organ across the United States and abroad.” - Paul Jacobs, Chair of the Organ Department, the Juilliard School