Palomar Chapter Hosts Greg Zelek in Recital
Please join us Sunday, January 20, 2019, 4:00 pm
The Village Community Presbyterian Church
6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Greg Zelek will perform a solo recital on the four-manual and pedal Allen Q-465C hybrid and digital organ. Free-will offering.
A native of Miami, Florida, Greg Zelek (26) is the Principal Organist of the Madison Symphony Orchestra and Curator of the Overture Concert Organ and Series. A recipient of the inaugural Kovner Fellowship, Greg received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, as well as an Artist Diploma, from the Juilliard School as a student of Paul Jacobs. He has won first prize in numerous competitions, as well as being a Finalist and Audience Prize winner of the 2016 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition, and regularly concertizes throughout the United States. Greg performed Poulenc’s Organ Concerto with the Miami Symphony Orchestra in 2011 and played Strauss’ Alpine Symphony with both the Juilliard Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in Avery Fisher Hall and Carnegie Hall, respectively, in 2012. He was also the organist for multiple performances of the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Faust, performed twice with the New World Symphony in 2014, and most recently performed Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass with the Madison Symphony Orchestra.
As a recital soloist, Greg has performed in many diverse venues throughout the United States. He performed Cochereau’s Bolero for Organ and Percussion in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, which was broadcast on American Public Media’s radio program Pipedreams, and closed the WQXR Bach Marathon at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, which was streamed live on New York City’s only classical music station. A proponent of new music for the organ, Greg has premiered and performed works by Juilliard composers and faculty, including Wayne Oquin’s Reverie and Samuel Adler’s Partita for Organ, in concerts throughout the country. Prior to his appointment with the Madison Symphony Orchestra, he served as Music Director and Organist at the Episcopal Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy in New York City.