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Alexander Fiseisky (Organ)

Born: Moscow, Russia

The Russian organist and music pedagogue, Alexander Fiseisky, completed his studies in the Piano and Organ Departments at the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow with distinction, and today has a reputation as one of the most famous and influential organists in Russia.

Alexander Fiseisky is an Organ Soloist of the Moscow State Philharmonic Society, Director of the Organ Department at the Russian Gnessins’ Academy of Music, President of the Vladimir Odoyevsky Organ Centre, Advisor on new organs, Resident Member of the council which undertook the development of the standards of the Organ education in the entirety of the Academies in Russia, Artistic Director of numerous international Organ Festivals, organizer of international Learned Conferences, Jury Member in International Competitions.

Alexander Fiseisky has given concerts in more than 30 countries, and amongst them some very special ones such as in the ‘Festival on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War’ in Vienna, and the ‘Special Concert for Parents, Children, and Families in Memory of the Children Murdered in Dunblane’.

In July 1996 Alexander Fiseisky gave the opening recital of the Gesellschaft der Orgelfreunde annual summer congress in Sheffield City Hall. In early November he gave the UK première of Mirzoyev's Organ Symphony at Westminster Abbey, where he also recorded the work, and gave the USA première in Washington National Cathedral in May 1997. In July 1997 he played to half a million people during the ‘Mass for the 80th Anniversary of the Appearance of Mary’ in Fatima.

In the Bach Anniversary Year of 2000, Alexander Fiseisky played the complete organ works of J.S. Bach four times in Germany (two times under the auspice of EXPO 2000 in Hanover, and once in a single day in Dusseldorf as Bach-Marathon). For this occasion he was given an entry in the book Records of the Planet Earth in Moscow. In the Handel Anniversary Year of 2009 he performed all organ concertos of George Frideric Handel in Moscow and Hanover together with the Gnessins’ Baroque Orchestra. His discography includes more than 40 items under labels Melodiya, Etcetera, Deutsche Schallplatten, Motette, Lammas records and others.

Several works by noted composers have been dedicated to Alexander Fiseisky, and his musicological offerings (e.g. the anthologies Organ Music in Russia, Organ Music in the Baltic States, published by Bärenreiter) have received first class notices everywhere. In 2009 a book about the history of organ and organ music was published by him in Russia.

Alexander Fiseisky is a Stipendiary of the German Academ

Source: Alexander Fiseisky Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (October 2016)

Alexander Fiseisky: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Alla Ablaberdyeva [Soprano]


Selections from BWV 57, BWV 243

Links to other Sites

Alexander Fiseisky - Russian Organ Music - Russische Orgelmusik (Official Website) [English/German]

Alexander Fiseisky - Organist) (Bolshoi Moscow)

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