Stanislav Šurin (born in 1971 in Trnava, Slovakia) studied organ at the Bratislava State Conservatory, at the Diocesan Conservatory in Vienna and at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava under Ivan Sokol and privately with Johann Trummer in Graz.
He participated in many broadcasted liturgical services (the inauguration of all the Slovak presidents since 1989, the visits of Pope John Paul II etc.). As a soloist performed many times with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra. At the premiere performance of Janáček’s Glagolic Mass in Taiwan in 2000, he played the organ solo with the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan and has given organ recitals in many European countries, in the USA, Mexico and Canada, recorded his organ solo CD’s in Graz Cathedral, Schubertkirche in Vienna and in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Trnava.
He is founder and organizer of organ festivals in Trnava, Piešťany and Skalica. From 1999 to 2002 he was chief editor of Adoramus Te (a journal of sacred music). He teaches organ at the Catholic University, in Ružomberok and in the years 2006 – 2008 acted as the Diocesan Musician for the Bratislava-Trnava Archdiocese. He acts as advisor for the restoring of historical organs and for the building of new instruments (Slovak Philharmony, St. Martin Cathedral in Bratislava, Skalica).
He writes music based on the texts of French and Slovak poets (especially Miroslav Válek). Besides Trnava’s Mass he composes pieces based on spiritual and liturgical texts (antiphons, hymns) and several of his compositions have been performed on CDs.
List of choral works
- Ad cenam Agni
- Audi benigne Conditor
- Creator alme siderum
- Jesu dulcis memoria
- Stabat Mater
- Tantum ergo
- Veni, creator Spiritus
- Vexilla Regis
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