ANDREY Chulovskiy celebrates 10 years as the organist at St Mary’s Church at Welshpool, as well as 40 years as a professional musician, with a recital at the church at 4pm, this Saturday, September 21.

The organ recital will end with the world premiere of Andrey’s new composition 'Brooks and Waterfalls of Wales'.

Tickets costing £10 for adults and £5 for children can be bought at the church before the concert, subject to availability, or in advance online at, e-mail: or call 01686 614555.

Known as pianist-virtuoso, Andrey will play not only masterpieces by Bach ('Passacaglia'), Reger ('Choral Fantasy' op.52, Nr 2) and Shchedrin (polyphonic prelude 'Twinkling of Galaxies'), but also his own compositions and arrangements for organ ('Living Stone', 'Voices of birds' etc.).

His works have been published, recorded on CDs and included into collections of main libraries worldwide, such as British Library in London, Library of Congress in Washington, National Library of France in Paris, Naxos Music Library in Hong-Kong and Tokyo, libraries of Cambridge and Oxford Universities, more than 200 libraries of US and Canada universities, including Harvard, Columbia, Princeton, New-York, Toronto, Montreal Universities and Juilliard School.

His son, 10-year-old Alexander, will help him to introduce new compositions by singing two songs, composed recently for children.

Andrey received prestigious education awards in Moscow and St Petersburg, with top-level academic awards as a professor of both piano and organ.

His extensive concert tours has taken him around the world including appearances at international music festivals, and collaborating with prominent conductors, singers, instrumentalists and composers.

In 2006 he came to the UK and settled in Mid Wales, starting to play the organ on church services in Kerry and Welshpool, composed music for piano, organ, choir and brass band.

The St Mary’s Church organ has the marvellous sound palette of the great British organ, built by Henry Willis in the 19th century, and restored and tuned by organ builder Eric Newbound.

Light refreshment will be available in the interval between two parts, 35 minutes each, of the concert.