Organ Classical music concerts in Prague´s St. James basilica are very famous for its long tradition and absolutely unique sound of the organ instrument.
17th International organ festival is held under the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and the City of Prague.
Organ soloist: KA YOUNG LEE: South Korea
At the age of eight, Ka Young Lee, who was born in Seoul, won Best Award of Piano Department in the 19th National Youth Artists Music Competition. At Yonsei University in Seoul, she completed her Bachelor's Degree in Organ Performance under the tutelage of Professor Tong-Soon Kwak. She then earned the Diploma Konsertreife Orgel with Excellence under Professor Wolfgang Rubsam at the University of Music in Saarbrücken, Germany. Since 2007, she has been studying for the Concert Diploma under Professor Martin Sander at the College of Church Music in Heidelberg, Germany. She received Second Prize in the Horst Dieter Veeck Organ Competition in Saarbrücken in 2006. In 2007, she won Second Prize at the International M.K. Ciurlionis Piano and Organ competition in Vilnius, Lithuania.
J. S. Bach
Please note there is no intermission.
St. James' organ
dates to the very beginning of the 18th century. The two-manual organ with a pedal keyboard and 26 stops was completed in 1705. Its case, which is still admired today, was quite unique in its time. So far the latest major reconstruction was carried out between 1981 and 1982 by "Varhany Krnov" (Rieger-Kloss). At present the organ has four manuals, 91 speaking stops and 8,277 pipes.