Noted Russian Organist Konstantin Volostnov to Perform Here March 7

International-prize-winning organist Konstantin Volostnov will perform works by Bach, Du Mage, Mozart, Franck, Vierne and Glazunov at 8:15 p.m. Monday, March 7, in the Chapel of St. Thomas, on the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas.

Konstantin Volostnov

Konstantin Volostnov

The concert, free and open to the public, is part of the St. Thomas Organ Artist Series. A reception will follow. The chapel, located on Cleveland Avenue near Laurel Avenue, is home to the three-manual, 41-stop Gabriel Kney organ.

Volostnov, 32, graduated in 2004 from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where he later did post-graduate studies. He also earned a diploma at the Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik Stuttgart in 2007.

He won the first prize at the E.F. Walcker competition in Germany, the A.F. Goedicke competition in Moscow and the St. Albans competition in the United Kingdom, where he also received the Peter Hurford prize for the best performance of Bach’s work and the prize for the best performance of “Sacrificium” by John Casken.

Volostnov has several CD recordings, has recorded for radio and television, and has performed throughout his native Russia and well as in Europe and the United States.

For more information about his March 7 concert at St. Thomas, call (651) 962-5793.