About me

Rostislaw Wygranienko

Polish concert organist of ukrainian origin. Born in 1978 in Simferopol, Ukraine, since 1998 he resides in Warsaw, Poland. International organ competitions' prizewinner. Specialist in Polish early and romantic music. Organist of Emmanuel Anglican Church in Warsaw.

In 1998-2003 he studied the concert organ with Professor Joachim Grubich in the F. Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw (MA diploma with “excellent” result).

He attended numerous lessons, courses and master-classes with Christopher Stembridge (with whom he studied the early music performance), Johannes Geffert, Jon Laukvik, Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Edgar Krapp, Bernhard Haas, Martin Haselböck and Olivier Latry.

Rostislaw Wygranienko is specializing in Polish early and romantic music. In 2006 he has recorded CDs with complete organ works by Adam of Wągrowiec (†1629) and by Petrus de Drusina (†1611), as well as complete Warsaw Organ Tablature from 17th Century (all – Complete World Premiere Recording – was made for Acte Préalable Publishing House). He also has recorded a CD with Feliks Nowowiejski's Fifth Organ Symphony, “Dumka” etc.; made recordings of contemporary Polish music for “DUX Recording Producers”, as well as recordings for the TV & Radio in Switzerland, Poland, Ukraine and for the Radio Vaticana.

Another part of his interest is German and French Romanticism (he is a member of Ch.-V. Alkan Society), as well as Italian early and romantic music.

Rostislaw Wygranienko is a prizewinner of numerous international organ competitions, among which he received the 1st prizes in Rumia, Poland (2002), Saint-Maurice, Switzerland (2003); Poznań, Poland (2005, also “F. Nowowiejski's best interpretation” prize).

Rostislaw Wygranienko has large concert activity. Besides Poland, where he has played on festivals in every important place (more than 80 localities), he played in such countries, as Belgium (Brussels – the 27th International Organ Week), Germany (Hamburg – Hauptkirche St. Petri, Cologne – Antonites Church, Bonn – St. Mary & Clemens, Steinfeld – Salvatorian Abbey, Oldenburg – St. Lamberti, Göttingen – St. Jacobi, Hannover – St. Augustinus, Düsseldorf – St. Johannes, Maria Laach, Bad Homburg, Itzehoe, Braunschweig, Sylt Island etc.), Italy (Arezzo – Cathedral, Verona – SS. Nazzaro e Celso, Pescara, Valvasone etc.), Switzerland (St. Maurice – Abbey, St. Sigismond), Czech Republic (Prague – Academy of Performing Arts, Litomerice – Cathedral), Slovakia, Croatia, Ukraine, and Belarus.

During all his concerts Rostislaw Wygranienko has executed more than 1000 different organ pieces from his repertoire.

Rostislaw Wygranienko has published different musicological articles and papers upon history of music, keyboard instruments, as well as concerning problems of historical music interpretation.

Rostislaw Wygranienko is a jury-member of such organ competitions, as Organ Conversatorium – Early Polish Music Competition in Legnica (2004) or 5. International Organ Competition in St-Maurice, Switzerland (2009).

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