Organo Organ Matinee: Kalle Toivio, organ
Kalle Toivio, organ
Georg Muffat (1653–1704): Toccata Septima (Apparatus Musico-Organisticus)
J. S. Bach (1685–1750): Trio Sonata in C Minor BWV 526
Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741): Concerto No. 9 in B-flat major, Op 9 (La Cetra), RV 530, arrangement for organ by Kalle Toivio
Entered in order of arrival until fully seated (120). The matinee has no intermission.
Kalle Toivio is an Finnish-American virtuoso concert organist and pianist living in New York City. Kalle Toivio is the winner of the First Prize at the prestigious 2018 American Guild of Organists National Competition in Organ Improvisation held in conjunction with the 2018 AGO National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.
Kalle Toivio received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied for more than seven years with the legendary organist McNeil Robinson (1943–2015). Kalle Toivio continues his collaboration with Nina Svetlanova, with whom he has studied for almost two decades.
Kalle Toivio is the organist and director of music at the Church of Notre Dame in New York City. He is the founder and Sub-Dean of the Finland Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Dr. Toivio is a member of the organ faculty at the Manhattan School of Music Precollege and the piano faculty at the Stamford Music & Arts Academy.