Roman Perucki


Roman Perucki
  

Organ

Graduated from the Gdansk Academy of Music in 1985, class of Professor Leon Bator, and was immediately appointed a lecturer there.

Roman Perucki is the Principal Organist of Gdansk’s Oliwa Cathedral, a consultant on the organ to the President of the City of Gdansk, Director of the Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra, President of the Musica Sacra society and of the Society of Friends of Gdansk’s Oliwa Cathedral and Manager of the oldest organ festival in Poland, the International Festival of Organ Music at the Oliwa Cathedral, and the International Organ Competition Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck in Gdansk, as well as of other international organ music forums in Gdansk, Frombork, Jastarnia, Stegna, Rumia, Jastrzębia Góra and Żarnowiec). He is actively involved in teaching and, as a professor of the Gdansk Academy of Music, he works with other academic institutions and gives master-classes in Poland, Portugal, Mexico, Russia and France.

Roman Perucki is a jury member of international organ competitions in Kaltern (Italy), Opava (Czech Republic), Kaliningrad (Russia) and Paris (France) in addition to numerous national competitions in Poland.

Roman Perucki’s repertoire currently includes over two thousand programmes of solo and chamber music, performing with symphony orchestras and in duets with his wife, the violinist Maria Perucka. He has received great critical acclaim throughout Europe, Russia, Japan, Canada, the USA and Australia. Highlights of the maestro’s musical career include several concerts at Notre Dame de Paris and the Cathedral in Ghent. The organist has recorded numerous CDs, including discs for foreign labels, and his concerts have been broadcast on numerous occasions on Polish TV and radio.

Roman Perucki has received Poland’s Ministry of Culture Prize, several prizes from the City of Gdansk and the Vatican City’s highest award – Pro ecclesiae et pontifice – in addition to the Order of St Sylvester, which the performer treasures above all others.

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