03. January 2020 - 19:30 till 22:30
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Organist Lukas Hasler in Olympia, WA | St. Michael Catholic Church - Downtown | Friday, 03. January 2020

On January 3, 2020, experience the moving power of the organ in the intimate setting of Saint Michael Parish's newly reopened downtown church. Austrain organist Lukas Hasler performs a selection of his favorite repertoire.
Lukas Hasler (born in 1996) is currently studying organ at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria. He also completed his studies in cultural and media management at the University of Hamburg, Germany, where he graduated in 2019 with a master’s degree. In addition to his participation in the opening ceremony of the Salzburg Festival, he has already performed at the Tyrolean Festival Erl as well as at the International Organ Festival in Düsseldorf. Lukas has won the “Prima la musica” competition for organ twice. The second time, he also won the “Bärenreiter-Special” prize for his interpretation of a work by J. S. Bach. A year later, “Jugend komponiert”, a competition for young composers, named Lukas as a finalist for his piano and violin suites. The 22-year-old organist, composer and choral conductor has attended master classes with Jean Guillou, Ton Koopman, Ludger Lohmann and Skip Sempé. Lukas is gaining recognition for his colourful and passionate musicality. In addition to his concert tours, Lukas Hasler also appears as choirmaster and arranger of transcriptions for organ. In 2019 he will be touring in the US and China as well as other international invitations to Munich, St. Petersburg and London. During the summer of 2019 Lukas Hasler will release his debut CD with organ works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Liszt and Dupré.