Lunchtime Organ Recital: Marko Sever
Wed, 17 April 2019 at 12.30pm
On Wednesday 17th April Marko Sever (Organ Scholar) gives a lunchtime organ recital at St Albans Cathedral.
All are welcome; the recital will last around 30 minutes and admission is free, with a retiring collection in aid of Cathedral music funds.
Symphonie-Passion op. 23 Marcel Dupré
Marko Sever completed postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied the organ on scholarship under Gerard Brooks, winning prizes in organ playing, and academia. Having previously held positions at the London Oratory and All Saints Margaret Street, he recently joined the Music Department at St Albans Cathedral, where he enjoys experiencing the day-to-day life of a busy Cathedral environment.
Prior to moving to London in 2016, he was Organ Scholar of St James’ King Street in Sydney, while undertaking organ studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under Philip Swanton, from whom he learnt for over 10 years.
During his time in Sydney, Marko played for the Conservatorium’s Centenary Concert at the Sydney Opera House featuring Leonard Bernstein’s monumental Mass, alongside 400 singers and instrumentalists from the Conservatorium. He has also worked closely with the Conservatorium’s Symphony Orchestra on a number of occasions, playing Elgar's Enigma Variations, and Saint-Saëns' renowned Organ Symphony.
Since moving to London, he has given organ recitals throughout the city, including at Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, St George’s Hanover Square, the Royal Festival Hall, and St Lawrence Jewry.
Marko is a prizewinning Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, having received the Harding and Durrant Prizes for highest marks in paperwork.