Organ Recital by Stefan Donner

Lunchtime Recital

The Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle welcomes Stefan Donner for an organ recital at 12:40pm on Thursday, July 6, 2023, following the 12:10pm Mass. Join us in the Cathedral or via the livestream on our YouTube channel.


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Toccata, Adagio and Fugue C Major, BWV 564

Maurice Duruflé (1902 – 1986): Suite op. 5 pour orgue
1. Prelude
2. Sicilienne
3. Toccatas

Meet the Artist

Stefan Donner earned degrees with highest honors from the University of Music in Vienna, Austria, where he studied organ, piano, and conducting. He received his Master’s degree in organ performance from the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Additionally, Stefan has participated in master classes with Olivier Latry, Joris Verdin, and Edoardo Bellotti. He notably received a 2014-15 Fulbright Scholarship to study organ and harpsichord at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.

Stefan is the recipient of various awards, including First Prize in the 2010 Franz-Schmidt-Organ Competition (Austria) and Third Prize in the 2011 Dublin International Organ Competition. Besides various radio and television recordings, Stefan has recorded CDs on the 1741 Dacci organ of St. Salvator in Vienna and on the 1862 Buckow organ in the musical instruments collection of the Vienna Museum of Technology. These albums notably document his artistic proficiency as a concert organist. Stefan has performed extensively in Europe, Turkey, Israel, the USA and Australia. In 2017 he was invited to lecture on J. S. Bach’s organ Trio Sonatas at the Władysław Żeleński Secondary School of Music in Krakow, Poland.

Mr. Donner was previously Interim Director of Music and Organist at Klosterneuburg Abbey (near Vienna) from 2020 to 2021. Beside his busy concert schedule, Mr. Donner currently teaches piano and music theory at two schools and works as an accompanist.


For more information, contact Tom Stehle, Pastoral Associate for Liturgy and Director of Music Ministries.

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