John Williams’ music from the Harry Potter films

Come and hear this iconic and much-loved soundtrack brought to life as you’ve never heard it before!

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Wads at the ready, this is an organ recital unlike any other!

Ewa Belmas, Ukrainian concert organist, will perform her own transcription of John Williams’ music from the Harry Potter films on the Cathedral organ. Come and hear this iconic and much-loved soundtrack brought to life as you’ve never heard it before!

Free to attend, but please book at Book Tickets above.

The recital starts at 5.00 pm and there will be a retiring collection.

Ewa Belmas is a concert organist from Ukraine, known for being the organ soloist of the Rivne Philharmonic, Ukraine. During her childhood she was surrounded with a musical and folkloric atmosphere. Ewa studied piano at the Zaporizhzhia Art School and won several competitions. After receiving an electronic organ “Prelude” from the mayor of the city of Zaporizhzhia as a gift, she began to study the organ.

From 2010, she continued her piano studies at the Mayboroda Music College in the city of Zaporizhzhia with Professor Ada Kazaryan. In 2014, Ewa was accepted to the Kyiv National Music Academy to study organ performance with an Honoured Artist of Ukraine, Professor Galina Bulybenko.

Ewa’s concert life started in the city of Berdyansk by the Azov Sea. Since her first year she has given annual recitals at the Roman Catholic Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Ewa has also participated in master classes with A. Baal, D. Wilke, and M. Salerno.

In 2019, Ewa studied at the Akademija ZA glasbo Univerze v Ljubljani in Slovenia with Professor Renata Bauer. During her studies at the Kyiv Conservatory, Ewa participated in festivals and thematic concerts throughout Ukraine. In 2020, Ewa received her masters degree with honours in organ performance from the Tchaikovsky National Conservatory of Ukraine and presented her thesis on organ transcriptions.

After delivering a successful concert tour of Denmark, she arrived in England in August 2022 and resides in Canterbury, Kent. This is providing the opportunity to build a more international career as a concert organist, working with churches, choirs and orchestras; expanding her musical skills and inspiring new repertoire.

2024 sees Ewa taking her new transcriptions of John Williams’ music for the Harry Potter saga around the UK, Canada and Germany.

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