The 15th Spring Organ Series Commences Sunday 18th March 2018

The 15th Spring Organ Series will commence on Sunday 18th March 2018 at 2030 hrs at St Paul’s Anglican Church Athens.

Under the Artistic direction of Christina Antoniadou, The spring premiere concert brings works‘ premieres to Greece as well as a World Premiere, an honour for the Spring Organ Series to celebrate its 15 years.

Featuring:  Johannes Quack, Organ (Germany) (DE))

Hedwig Swimberghe, Clarinet (Belgium (BE))

With the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium

«Le printemps s’annonce»

Tickets: 12 euros, Information/ Tickets: 39 Panepistimou Avenue, Stoa Pesmatzoglou, Athens

Online purchase:,   Tel.: 210 7234567

Organised by: specs’n’arts,

Production: Arte Atene

Media sponsors: ERT, The Third Radio Programme


Πρόγραμμα/ Programme

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Sonata in g minor for flute traverse and cembalo, BWV 1020




 Johann Gottfried Walther (1684-1748)

Concerto in a minor after Torelli for organ solo




August De Boeck (1865-1937)


Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)

Cantilène pastorale

Hedwig Swimberghe (b./γεν. 1950)

Le Printemps s’annonce (Η άνοιξη έρχεται)

Greek premiere / Ελληνική πρεμιέρα

 Nadija Poklad (b./γεν. 1984)

Danse Fantastique (2013)

Greek premiere / Ελληνική πρεμιέρα

Louis Vierne (1870 – 1937)

From 24 Pièces en style libre




Hans Vandaele (b./ γεν.1961)

Trobada (composed/ γραμμένο: 1/2018)

World premiere/ Παγκόσμια πρεμιέρα

 Hans Peter Graf (b./γεν.1954)

Suite pour clarinette et orgue, op.156

Prélude cantabile







Finale baroque

Greek premiere / Ελληνική πρεμιέρα

Georgios Kasassoglou (1908 – 1984)

Vier griechische Tänze (arrangement/ επεξεργασία: Norbert Studnitzky )

Allegretto piacere



Poco Allegretto

Greek premiere / Ελληνική πρεμιέρα


Johannes Quack, Germany (DE)


Johannes Quack, born in 1959, was an organ scholar at the renowned Robert Schumann School of Music and Media in Düsseldorf. Completing his Masters Degree in church music with distinction, he continued his studies with Nicolas Kynaston in London. Since 1990 he is the organist and choirmaster of  Antoniterkirche, the central Protestant church in the heart of Cologne, where he organizes a well-received recital series with more than 30 concerts every year. In 2011 he was awarded the title “Master of Church Music” for his dedicated work. He is an organ professor and instructor of organ improvisation at the Robert Schumann School of Music in Düsseldorf. He is the co-founder of the Cologne Church Music Festival and has worked as a composer and editor of organ music. Johannes tours widely and he has performed in Europe, the USA, Central America and South Africa. He has recorded CDs with music ranging from Bach to Bares and performed several world premieres, including Enjott Schneider’s Organ Symphony No 16 “Martin Luther”.



HEDWIG SCWIMBERGHE CLARINET A (3)Hedwig Swimberghe, Belgium (BE)

Hedwig Swimberghe is a clarinetist, composer and conductor who studied in Brugge, Gent and Berlin. He was awarded prizes at international competitions in Belgium, the Netherlands and France. He was clarinet professor at the Royal Brussels Conservatory and soloist with the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra. Now he is the guest professor and conductor in Lugansk National Academy for Culture and Arts, Ukraine. Hedwig has given concerts and master classes in Europe as well as China, Japan, Taiwan and USA. He is the artistic director of the Clarinetissimo Festival, Alascala Music Events and also the director of the Ballet Olivia Geerolf in Belgium. He is the National Chairman of Belgium of the International Clarinet Association and performing artist for Selmer and D’Addario musical instruments.



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