20th International Festival “Days of Organ – Dies organorum”: ZOLTÁN BORBÉLY
The concert has been recorded in June 2020 in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Senta.
Maurice Duruflé (1902–1986)
Scherzo, Op. 2
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) / Maurice Duruflé
Choral Ertöt’ uns durch dein’ Güte from Cantata No. br. 22, BWV 22
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921) / Edwin Lemare (1865–1934)
Danse macabre, Op. 50
Louis Vierne (1870–1937)
Carillon de Westminster from Suite No. 3, Op. 54
Zoltán Borbély (1977) began his musical education in Senta with Zoltán Szokolai, in the accordion section, coming into contact with the organ during high school. He was Bertalan Hock’s student at the Solti György music school in Budapest. He graduated from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, with Andrija Galun, and from the University of Arts in Graz, with Gunther Rost. At the Johann Joseph Fux Conservatory in Graz, he studied harpsichord and thoroughbass with Konstanze Rieckh. He has participated in numerous master classes in Austria, Germany, and France. Since 1993, he has been a liturgical organist at the Name of Mary Church in Novi Sad and the Franciscan Church in Graz, to name a few. Since 2008, Borbély has been an Assistant Professor of Organ at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. Since 2011, he has been the president of the Cor Jesu Foundation in Senta, the director of the cantors’ school within this Foundation, the artistic director of the festival of church music in Senta, and the coordinator of the technical improvement project for the organ at The Heart of Jesus Church in Senta. He has performed in eight European countries and North America. His repertoire includes music genres ranging from early Baroque to contemporary music. He enjoys performing compositions by Maurice Duruflé, the French late Romantics, and contemporary composers. As a soloist and orchestra musician, he has a long-standing collaboration with the string orchestra Camerata Academica in Novi Sad, the Szeged Symphonic Orchestra, as well as the Choir and Orchestra of the Radio Television of Serbia.
Festival “Days of Organ” is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia.