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Shin-Young Lee - Chelsea Chen - Zuzana Ferjenćíková

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SPECIAL: Power Women in the Organ World
SPECIAL: Power Women in the Organ World
SPECIAL: Power Women in the Organ World
SPECIAL: Power Women in the Organ World
Paris, Église Saint-Eustache, Van den Heuvel organ
In 1989, the Dutch company Van den Heuvel from Dordrecht built the third largest organ in France (after Notre Dame and Saint-Sulpice) with 101 stops into the monumental organ case from 1854. It is a modern instrument in historical garb. The five manuals are divided into I Positif, II Grand Orgue, III Récit expressif, IV Grand Chœur, V Solo, which can be controlled both from a mechanical console on the organ case and from a mobile electric second console in the church hall. The instrument was designed in no small part by the titular organist Jean Guillou (1930-2018).
Bergamo Cathedral has a cathedral organ built in 2010 by organ builder, Pietro Corna. The 48 stops are distributed among three very classically Italian divisions and a Swell with strings and reed stops for the Romantic organ literature, designed as a floating division. Typical stops are the Tromba en chamade 8′ and the repetitive Regale en chamade 4’/16′ on the third manual (Resonance).
SPECIAL: Power Women in the Organ World
Bergamo, Cattedrale di Bergamo. Corna organ
SPECIAL: Power Women in the Organ World
USA, Los Angeles Walt Disney Concert Hall © Meyer Sound Lab
The visual design of the organ of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, built in 2004, broke all known conventions: even the daring free pipe prospectuses of the 1930s seem “well-behaved” compared to this pipe forest of crooked and bent wooden pipes. The German organ-building firm Glatter-Götz in cooperation with Rosales succeeded in setting new standards with this design, and it is not least for this reason that the instrument has achieved a high degree of recognition worldwide to this day. Behind this avant-garde facade is a rich universal organ with 80 stops and four manuals.
SPECIAL: Power Women in the Organ World
Zuzana Ferjenčíková © Britt Schier
“Zuzana Ferjenčíková was the first woman to win 1st prize at the International Organ Improvisation Competition in Haarlem. That was in 2004 and it was not her only competition success. Growing up in Slovakia, she received important impulses as an organist at the music conservatories in Bratislava and Vienna, but above all from Jean Guillou in Zurich and Paris. She performs his work as an interpreter at international festivals, just as she does Franz Liszt and Marcel Dupré. As a composer, she has an impressive œuvre with works for organ, piano and mixed instrumental ensembles. She is the founding president of the Vienna Franz Liszt Society. Since 2021 she teaches organ at Codarts University for Music in Rotterdam.
Born to a musical family, Ms. Shin-Young Lee received a Bachelor of Music degree from Yonsei University, Seoul and at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique of Paris (CNSMDP) having obtained the highest diplomas with the highest distinctions. After having success at International Competitions in Europe and USA, she travels on many countries on five continents. She performed at the Berlin Philharmonie, Paris Philharmonie, Walt Disney hall of Los Angeles, Sejong Art Hall of Seoul, Zaryadye hall of Moscou, Lahti Festival, Madrid Auditorium, Haarlem Festival, Maison Symphonique of Montreal, Radio France de Paris etc. In addition to her engagements as a soloist, she is frequently invited with, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France, the Orchestre de Paris and the Orchestre National de France and has performed under the direction of as John-Elliott Gardiner, Myung-Whun Chung, Mikko Frank. In addition, she receives numerous invitations to sit on juries of international competitions, and to give masterclasses, to pass on art and passion to future generations. Either by command or by her own will, she carries out an intense work of transcriptions; one of his latest works, “Le Carnaval des Animaux” by Camille Saint-Saëns, has been published by the legendary publisher Schott.
SPECIAL: Power Women in the Organ World
Shin-Young Lee
SPECIAL: Power Women in the Organ World
Chelsea Chen © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
Chelsea Chen played an organ concert in the famous Walt Disney Concert Hall as recently as January 2022, one of many highlights in her eventful career. The programme included works of the French modern organ, several transcriptions and one of her own compositions – and this is a reflection of her versatile artistic activity. Chelsea Chen hails from San Diego and studied at the famous Juillard School in New York with Paul Jacobs, among others. As a Fulbright scholarship holder, she spent a year in Taiwan, where she devoted herself primarily to composition. One fruit of this time is her “Taiwanese Suite” for organ. Chen gives concerts as a soloist, but also in duo with other instruments, plays numerous world premieres and is praised for her intuitive and refreshing musicality. One critic wrote: “The pipe organ – surprise! – can really party!”
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The IOOF Film SPECIAL: Women in the Organ World is supported by Mariann Steegmann Foundation (MSF).

now available! SPECIAL: Power Women in the Organ World

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