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Sol Musicians & Programs 2022



Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Beirut | National Evangelical Church | 8:00 PM

PETER PEINSTINGL (Austria), organ
In collaboration with the Embassy of Austria in Beirut  

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Khirbet Qanafar (West Beqaa) | Ludwig Schneller School (JLSS) | 11:00 AM

KLAUS SCHULTEN (Germany), organ BRITTA GIESECKE VON BERGH (Germany), trumpet
This concert is reserved for the Ludwig Schneller school community and can only be accessed by invitation.


Zouk Mosbeh | Notre-Dame de Louaizé | 8:00 PM

SILVIO CELEGHIN (Italy), organ
In collaboration with the Italian Institute of Culture in Beirut  

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Friday, April 29, 2022

Beirut | American University Hall | 9:00 PM

HANS-BERNHARD RUß (Germany), organ
In collaboration with the Embassy of Germany in Beirut  

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Saturday, April 30, 2022

Beirut | Church of St. Joseph | 8:00 PM

SILVIO CELEGHIN (Italy), organ

MARIE-JOSÉE MATAR (Lebanon), soprano



FADI KHALIL (Lebanon), conductor

In collaboration with the Italian Institute of Culture in Beirut

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Sunday, May 1, 2022

Ajaltoun | Church of Mar Zakhia | 8:00 PM


LES CORDES RÉSONNANTES chamber orchestra conducted by COSIMO PRONTERA (Italy)

In collaboration with the Italian Institute of Culture in Beirut

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The concerts will be broadcast in live streaming on Facebook: (UTC/GMT +3)  

Silvio Celeghin (Italy), Organ

Silvio Celeghin is organ professor at the “Benedetto Marcello” Conservatory in Venice, principal organist of the “Schola S. Rocco” in Vicenza and reference organist of the “Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia” in Rome.

From his website:

 “He has been a prize winner at several national and international contests. He has given several concerts with important Italian orchestras: “Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto”, “Milano Classica”, ”Maggio Musicale Fiorentino”, “La Fenice” in  Venice, Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia – Roma and Simon Bolivàr in Caracas. He has played with famous directors and soloists, such as R. Muti, M. Viotti, C. Scimone, A. Pappano and others. He is the principal organist of the “Schola S. Rocco” in Vicenza. He has taken part in several performances held in important Italian cities and he has been invited to various international Festivals in the world. In 2007 was one of eight international organists of the world premiere of “La Revolte des Orgues” by Jean Guillou. He has been on 2010 the first italian organist invited directly by J.A. Abreu, to Venezuela for a tournèe with “Simon Bolivar Orchestra” and for playing the new organ “Klais” in Caracas. He teaches at the “B. Marcello” Conservatory of Venice”.

Hans-Bernhard Ruß (Germany), Organ

Hans-Bernhard Ruß is director of music at St. Augustins Church in Würzburg (Bavaria / Germany).

In 2011 he was responsible for the renovation, enlargement and tonal enrichment of the great Klais organ of St. Augustins Church, which received international acclaim. In his own concert activities, Hans-Bernhard Ruß specialises in the great romantic repertoire of Germany (Liszt, Rheinberger, Reger), the French romantic tradition (Franck, Widor, Vierne) and the English symphonic music (Stanford, Elgar). Beside that, he also has a focus on the French modern era (Alain, Duruflé and Messiaen) and especially on organ improvisation. He is often invited to perform in the whole of Germany and abroad. Also he is a regular guest at festivals like the renowned Mozartfest in Würzburg and also often performs as a soloist with orchestras, choirs and vocal groups.

Peter Peinstingl (Austria), Organ

Peter Peinstingl studied Catholic church music, organ and instrumental and vocal pedagogy at the Mozarteum Salzburg and then at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Influential teachers there were Erwin Ortner, Martin Haselböck, Wolfgang Sauseng and Peter Planyavsky. He also studied conducting with Paul Nadler in New York and composition with Rainer Bischof.

During his studies he was a musician at the parish church of St. Ägyd in Korneuburg near Vienna, conductor at the Peterskirche in Vienna and assistant to Hans Haselböck at the Dominikanerkirche in Vienna. Peter Peinstingl has won numerous prizes in organ and composition competitions.

In June 2016 he was appointed Kapellmeister and organist of the Archabbey of St. Peter in Salzburg. He is also a member of the music advisory board in the DomQuartier Salzburg, general secretary and artistic director of the Johann Michael Haydn Society in Salzburg and a teacher at the Musikum in Salzburg.


Klaus Schulten (Germany), Organ

Klaus Schulten studied at the High Schools of Music in Essen and Stuttgart. The teachers who most influenced his education are Gisbert Schneider (organ) and Kenneth Gilbert (harpsichord). Schulten was for many years dechanal cantor of the church of Württemberg (in Echterdingen near Stuttgart) and manager of the vocational training institute of music of Dinkelsbühl, in Middle Franconia (Bavaria). Later he taught choral conducting to pupils visually impaired at the Nürnberg Vocational Training Institute.

Currently Schulten’s concert activity focuses on Bach’s Goldberg Variations to the organ. Between 2014 and 2016 he was organist of the Lutheran Evangelical Community (Christuskirche) in Rome. He is currently the musical director of the convent Hegne at Lake Constance.