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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[Anne Lam] [decorative stamp]
Anne Lam

[Weicheng Zhao] [decorative stamp]
Weicheng Zhao

[Adam Pajan] [decorative stamp]
Adam Pajan

[Daniel O'Connor] [decorative stamp]
Daniel O'Connor

[Pawel Wróbel] [decorative stamp]
Pawel Wróbel

[1950 Holtkamp organ at Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College, Syracuse University, New York] [decorative stamp]
1950 Holtkamp organ at Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College, Syracuse University, New York

[1995 Brombaugh organ at Memorial Chapel, Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin] [decorative stamp]
1995 Brombaugh organ at Memorial Chapel, Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin

[2001 Ruffatti organ at Miami's Church of the Epiphany, Florida] [decorative stamp]
2001 Ruffatti organ at Miami's Church of the Epiphany, Florida

Earning the Prize

…in Miami (FL), Syracuse (NY), and Appleton (WI), young performers show how their special talents won them special notice.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1313 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1313 Hour 2 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of April 1, 2013

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

GEORG MUFFAT: Toccata No. 1, fr Apparatus musico-organisticusPawel Wróbel (3rd Prize).

J.S. BACH: Vivace, fr Trio Sonata No. 6 in G, BWV 530. JEANNE DEMESSIEUX: Attende Domine, Opus 8, no. 3. MARCEL DUPRÉ: Prelude & Fugue in B, Op. 7, no. 3 –Anne Lam (2nd Prize).

BACH: Vivace, fr Trio Sonata No. 2 in c, BWV 526. YUANKAI BAO (trans. Weicheng Zhao): Young girl carrying water on a shoulder pole. JOSEPH WALTER: Meditation on Salve, Festa Dies. MARCEL DUPRÉ: Variations on a Noël, Op. 20 –Weicheng Zhao (1st Prize).


These three soloists participated in the 2012 Miami International Organ Competition (r. 3/2/12) and played the 2001 Ruffatti pipe organ at Miami's Church of the Epiphany. Watch Weicheng Zhao's prize-winning performance of the finale to Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra recorded during the 43rd Yamaha International Electone Organ Competition in Tokyo.

Hour 2

JEHAN ALAIN: Variations on a Theme of Clement Jannequin. PAUL HINDEMITH: Organ Sonata No. 1 (1937) –Adam Pajan (1950 Holtkamp/Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College, Syracuse University, NY) Pipedreams Archive (r. 9/25/11).


Mr. Pajan won the 2011 Arthur Poister Competition sponsored by the Syracuse Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

STEPHEN PAULUS: Concerto for Organ, Strings, Timpani and Percussion (1992) –Lawrence University Chamber Orchestra/David Becker, dir; Daniel O'Connor (1995 Brombaugh/Memorial Chapel, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI) Pipedreams Archive (r. 5/26/12).

Mr. O'Connor was winner of the 2012 Paul and Ruth Manz Scholarship and the 2012 LSO Student Concerto Competition. Watch the Youtube video of the Lawrence concert, including the Pauls Concerto.

A unique compact disc of the Paulus Concerto, featuring musicians who played its premiere, is available as Pipedreams CD-1003.

Enjoy additional youthful organist on April 9 at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, when Michael Barone is host for a special Student Showcase concert at Bales Organ Recital Hall, and on April 10 at the Kauffman Center's Helzberg Hall in Kansas City, MO for a Kansas City Symphony Organ Series guest performance by Caroline Robinson from the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, with Barone's special interview beforehand.