Lunchtime Recitals: Francisco Amaya, Organ

Programme “Variacion y Obstinacion”

"Meditations on Song of Songs"

  • "Diferencias sobre el canto llano del Cavallero" (Differences on the plainchant of the Knight)  Antonio Cabezón (1510-1566)*
  • Corrente Italiana — Juan Bautista Cabanilles (1644-1712)
  • Ciacona in E minor  BuxWv 160 — Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
  • Passacaglia in C minor BWV 582 — J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • Chorale II in B minor op. 39   Cesar Franck (1822-1890)

*Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus ,  In 500 anniversary of his birth


About Francisco Amaya

Francisco Amaya was born in Alcoy (Alicanta) and has an Organ degree and masters on investigation at “Miguel Hernández” University. He is currently studying a PhD, which is supervised by Dr. Vicente Gil.

He is the advisor of the Organist Heritage Commission in the diocese of Orihuela, Alicante, a steering committee member of the San Jaime and Santa Ana Church of Benidorm, and he is organist at Los Angeles Church in Valencia.

His repertoire is extremely versatile, ranging from medieval to contemporary. His activity is based on the dissemination of Spanish music for organ with special attention in contemporary. He has premiered music themes of composers such as Manuel Seco de Arpe, Pilar Jurado, Alberto Posada and Amando Blanquer in elite stages around the world, ranging from Madrid to London to Helsinki. He also regularly accompanies top singers and solo instrumentalists. He toured Spain in 2005 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Quijote publication.

He developed organ music outreach from 1984 to 2011 as the organist of San Jorge of Alcoy, where he was awarded with the distinction "Castell de Plata".