For six years, I received the most significant part of my formal musical education at the Liszt Academy.

Sir Georg Solti
Iveta Apkalna

2 October 2021, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Organ in the Centre

Iveta Apkalna Presented by Liszt Academy

Liszt: Zwölf alte deutsche geistliche Weisen – 4. Nun danket alle Gott
J. S. Bach: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme – chorale prelude, BWV 645
J. S. Bach: Wo soll ich fliehen hin – chorale prelude, BWV 646
J. S. Bach: Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten – chorale prelude, BWV 647
Pēteris Vasks: Musica seria


Pēteris Vasks: White Scenery (Winter)
J. S. Bach: Meine Seele erhebet den Herren – chorale prelude, BWV 648
J. S. Bach: Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ – chorale prelude, BWV 649
J. S. Bach: Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter – chorale prelude, BWV 650
Pēteris Vasks: Hymnus – dedicated to Iveta Apkalna

Iveta Apkalna (organ)

For a long time, the organ was considered an unapproachable instrument of concert life, something that at best we heard in the auditorium or church, while the person operating the vast machinery was always a tiny figure ‘somewhere up above’. Then, along came a younger generation, which brought this superb and astonishingly multifaceted instrument ‘down to earth’ with innovative programmes and an informal performance style. One of these artists is Latvia-born Iveta Apkalna, one of Europe’s most recognized organists and resident artist of the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie. The core of her beautiful programme is provided by the magnificent series by Bach known as the Schübler Chorales and the Liszt work written for the inauguration of the organ in Riga cathedral, performed as an overture. The contemporary trend is represented through the compositions of the 75-year-old Pēteris Vasks, a very significant Latvian composer, which occupy a prominent place in the repertoire of Apkalna.



Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 1 900, 2 900, 3 900