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Polish organist is first Music in Nave concert series
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Piotr Rachon, organist at the Archdiocesan Catherdral-Basilica of St. John the Baptist in Warsaw, Poland, will be the guest performer at the Music in the Nave season’s first concert at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. today
Piotr Rachon, organist at the Archdiocesan Catherdral-Basilica of St. John the Baptist in Warsaw, Poland, will be the guest performer at the Music in the Nave season’s first concert at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. today
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Music in the Nave will present its first concert of the season this Sunday at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Piotr Rachon, organist at the Archdiocesan Catherdral-Basilica of St. John the Baptist in Warsaw, Poland, will be the guest performer.

Rachon is a graduate of the Frederic Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, where he earned two master degrees in music (cum laude), one from the academy’s Piano, Harpsichord and Organ Department in 1994, and the other from the school’s Church Music Division in 2004.

Thanks to a grant from the Italian Government and the Polish Ministry of Culture and Art, he underwent training at the Academia Musicale Chigiana in Sienna in 1994, and in Academie d`Orgue in Saint-Maximin la Sainte-Baume – France in 2009. He is also a 1999 alumnus of the Papal Theological Department’s Institute of Professional Organ Training in Warsaw. Postgraduate studies in organ performance took place with Prof. Andrzej Chorosinski at Warsaw’s Academy of Music in 2006.

Rachon leads an active concert life, performing as soloist, chamber musician and accompanist both in Poland and abroad (Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Russia, Spain, Turkey and USA). Among his artistic achievements are CD recordings made in Poland and Germany.

Since 2002, Rachon has been an organist at the Warsaw Archdiocesan Cathedral-Basilica of St. John the Baptist, and, since 2006, he has been the cathedral’s principal organist. Currently, he is a lecturer at the Cardinal Wyszynski University. He has also been a member of the Archdiocese of Warsaw’s Church Music Commission since 2004. He is also a co-organizer of the Summer Organ School of Italian Music in Perinaldo (Italy).

In August 2008, Rachon, a grantee of the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York, began his doctoral studies as a scholarship student and teaching assistant at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston.

The concert will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday.
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