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XAVER VARNUS RECITAL: The Legendary Organ Virtuoso in Toronto

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All Saints Kingsway

2850 Bloor Street West

Toronto, ON M8X 1B2

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After 30 years Xaver Varnus returns to the Toronto concert stage on the magnificent organ of the city. Bach, Tchaikovsky & improvisations.

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DUE TO CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC, TICKETS FOR THE APRIL 26, 2020 RECITAL ARE VALID FOR THIS CONCERT!

"Words on paper are a flimsy medium with which to describe the eye-opening power of yesterday's performance. Put simply, Varnus is a monster talent, every bit as stimulating and individual as the late Glenn Gould. That's not a name to be invoked lightly, but Varnus, like Gould, has more than virtuosity and interpretive strength, he has the rare talent of being able to make us hear his instrument in a new way, as though he were re-inventing it on the spot." THE GLOBE AND MAIL (May 8, 1986)

"Xaver Varnus has been called the Horowitz of the organ, or contrariwise the Paganini of the organ. And even the Glenn Gould of the organ. But he is none of the above. Instead, he is plainly the Xaver Varnus of the organ, a self-assured prodigy with a mind of his own." THE TORONTO STAR (April 21, 1989)

"Xaver Varnus... a man who can fill massive cathedrals and vast venues in Europe. He has recorded 51 CD-s, performed in all the major organ venues, and worked with Vladimir Horowitz. He has been described as the Glenn Gould of the organ. Born in Budapest, the legendary organ virtuoso Xaver Varnus was the first child of a mathematician mother and a jazz pianist father. By the age of six, Varnus knew exactly what he would become. In fact, his first piano teacher was one of the last pupils of Claude Debussy. At sixteen, Xaver undertook his first concert tour of Europe. In 1981 studied at Notre Dame in Paris. He made his North American debut just a few years later. He has played virtually every important organ in the world, including those in Bach's Thomaskirche in Leipzig, Notre Dame, Saint-Sulpice and Saint-Eustache in Paris, and the Moscow Conservatory, as well as the largest existing instrument in the world, the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ in Philadelphia. He has been played endless major events, and even arenas, during his illustrious career. Varnus is credited with bringing the music of Johann Sebastian Bach to young people with an innovative and exciting style. He is one of the most influential figure in organ music in the early twenty-first century. Organist, improviser, author, lecturer and media personality, playing to more than six million people worldwide, recorded fifty-one albums, made sixty concert films, and written five books." THE NEW CLASSICAL FM, TORONTO (November 19, 2019)

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