Reverend Pedro Alberto Sánchez is an authentic Church organist: an excellent professional performer possessing both deep knowledge of the theory and religious experience which always benefits the interpretation of musical compositions. F. Sánchez has prepared a very harmonious concert program. It includes a masterpiece by Bach and a chorale by Franc representing the French Silver age of organ music. And of course the Spanish organist will perform the compositions of his sunny country.
Reverend Pedro Alberto Sánchez, O.S.A. was born in Salamanca, Spain. His earliest music training began as a member of the famous boys’ choir at the Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial and studied in the music conservatory of Madrid “Arturo Soria”, where he graduated with the degree of Organ Professor.
He then moved to Rome to attend the well-known Conservatorio Santa Cecilia advancing in organ and composition under the tutelage of great maestros, including Ottorino Baldassarri, Jiri Lecjian and Federico del Sordo and was a member of the Schola at Saint Peter’s Basilica. Later he continued his studies at the PontificioInstituto de Música Sacra where he specialized in Gregorian Chant and Improvisation.
Father Sánchez received a Master’s Degree in Organ Pedagogy from the Real Conservatorio Superior de Musica in Madrid, where his mentor was Dr. D. Miguel Bernal Ripol. He has performed organ concerts in Spain, Mexico, Poland, Switzerland, Italy, Panama, Belgium and the United States of America.
Father Sánchez was ordained a Priest of the Augustinian order, with religious studies at the Estudios Eclesiásticos por la Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca and Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome (Canon Law).
Currently, he holds the title of Music Director and Organist at the Real Monasterio del Escorial and Director of the Semana Internacional de Organo de Madrid.
Marche de Procession in A major
J. B. Cabanilles
Intento in F major
Sonata No. 104
J. S. Bach
Chorale prelude Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
Prelude and fugue in E-flat major, BWV 552
Organ concerto in F major, BWV 592
Prelude, fugue and variation, Op. 18
Please note that the programme may be subject to change.
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