We are proud to announce Stefan Donner is giving an Organ Recital featuring 20th and 21st century Austrian music here at Saint Luke’s. Stefan has heard much about our Sanctuary Walcker Organ and wishes to perform on it for us. Stefan performed at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC last August. This will be an exciting – you must join us.
Stefan Donner earned degrees from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (highest honors) where he studied organ, piano and conducting. He also received his Master’s degree in organ performance from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam under Jacques van Oortmerssen. In addition to his studies, Stefan has participated in master classes with James David Christie, Hans Davidsson, Joris Verdin and Olivier Latry.
Stefan is the recipient of various awards including first place in the 2008 Daniel Herz Organ Competition (Italy), first place in the 2010 Franz Schmidt Organ Competition (Austria), and third prize in the prestigious 2011 Dublin International Organ Competition (Ireland). He received a 2014-15 Fulbright grant to study organ and harpsichord at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY (USA) with Edoardo Bellotti.