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  • Washington National Cathedral   3101 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20016 United States (map)

On November 4, 2018 the young Austrian organist Stefan Donner played a organ rectical at the Washington National Cathedral. The program featured works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Louis Vierne, Franz Schmidt and Joseph Rheinberger. Stefan studied organ at the University of Music in Vienna, the Amsterdam Conservatory and concluded his training at the Eastman School of Music as a Fulbright scholar. He recieved various awards and has performed all over Europe, in Israel, in the US and Australia.

When: Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 5:15 pm
Where: Washington National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Ave, NW 
Washington, DC 20016)
No charge for admission; $10 suggested donation.



Stefan Donner, born in 1987, began his training at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, where he studied organ with Peter Planyavsky and Martin Haselböck and piano with Antoinette Van Zabner. He earned degrees in organ and piano and a MA degree in organ performance from the Conservatory of Amsterdam in the studio of Jacques van Oortmerssen. In addition to his studies, Stefan attended organ master classes with James David Christie, Alexander Fiseisky, Hans Davidsson and Olivier Latry. Stefan won various awards including the first prize Daniel Herz Organ Competition (Italy), first prize Franz Schmidt Organ Competition (Austria) and third prize in the prestigious Dublin International Organ Competition (Ireland). He received a Fulbright grant to study organ and harpsichord at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, with Edoardo Bellotti. As a concert organist Stefan has performed all over Europe, in Israel and in the US. Stefan is currently working as an organist at St. Leopold’s and St. Peter’s in Vienna.

Photo | (c) Stefan Donner