The outstanding Russian organist Garry Grodberg, died Thursday, October 10, in Moscow on 88-m to year of life, reports TASS with reference to the press service of the Moscow Philharmonic.
A musician who was born in 1929 in klaipėda (Lithuania) graduated from the Moscow Conservatory and was immediately accepted into Moscow Philharmonic as a soloist.
“My first solo concert organist gave in 1955. Shortly after this brilliant debut by a young musician on the recommendation of Sviatoslav Richter and Nina dorliac became a soloist of the Moscow Philharmonic. Harry Grodberg has performed with major orchestras and choirs in our country. His partners in collaborative music-making became a world celebrity who was recognized in the Old and New Light,” reads about it on the website of the Philharmonic.
In 50-e years of the last century Harry Grodberg has become the most active and qualified expert, and then Vice Chairman organ of the Council of the Ministry of culture of the USSR. The country then was only seven bodies (three of them in Moscow). For several decades, was erected more than 70 bodies of prestigious Western companies in dozens of cities across the country.
Major promoter and interpreter of Bach, Harry Grodberg has become an honorary member of the Bach and Handel societies in Germany, was part of the jury of the International Bach competition in Leipzig. Another musical offering from the composer, the Maestro became the festival “Bogosluzhebnye”, which is held on the initiative of Harry Grodberg in Kaliningrad.
Harry Grodberg – people’s artist of the Russian Federation (1992), laureate of the State prize of the Russian Federation in literature and art (2002), cavalier of the order of Honour (2000) and “For merits before Fatherland” IV degree (2004). In January 2010 for high achievements in art, he was awarded the order of Friendship.
Parting with him will be held on Monday, November 14, in the Concert hall named after Tchaikovsky.