Aurel Dawidiuk
Aurel Dawidiuk | Picture: Nils Ole Peters

Concert information


23-year-old Aurel Dawidiuk is a genuine multi-talent: an organist, a pianist and a conductor. He’s been awarded a variety of musical prizes and in 2022 won the German Music Competition in the organ category. For his debut at the Berlin Philharmonie he has invited musical friends from the Karajan Academy. The highlight of their programme will be a performance of Paul Hindemith’s Kammermusik No. 7, whose festive radiance and grandiose finale make it one of the composer’s most brilliant works.


Aurel Dawidiuk organ
Karajan-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker
Christian Blex conductor


Felix Mendelssohn
Organ Sonta in A major, op. 65 No. 3

Josef Gabriel Rheinberger
Rhapsodie Des-Dur für Orgel und Oboe

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Adagio and Allegro in F minor for mechanical organ, K. 594

Jehan Alain
Trois Mouvements, AWV 66 (arr. for organ and flute by Marie-Claire Alain)

Akira Nishimura
Prelude ‟Vision in flames”

Paul Hindemith
Chamber Music No. 7, op. 46 No. 2

Christian Blex conductor

Main Auditorium

20 €

Series Z: Organ


Aurel Dawidiuk

Aurel Dawidiuk performs as a pianist, organist and harpsichordist with orchestras such as the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and the Sinfonietta Köln. He has already made guest appearances at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin, and the Konzerthaus Dortmund. Winner of numerous competitions (including the London Organ Competition 2018 and the Tonali Piano Competition Hamburg 2019), Dawidiuk is also a successful conductor. 

His musical talent was evident from an early age; he began piano and violin lessons at the age of six, and sang in the Hanover Boys' Choir for several years. When he was 14 years old, Dawidiuk became a junior student at the conservatory in his hometown of Hanover, and received additional organ lessons from Martin Sander at the Detmold University of Music. He has been a student at the Zurich University of the Arts since 2020. Dawidiuk attended masterclasses with Paavo Järvi, Joana Mallwitz and Jaap van Zweden, and has conducted orchestras such as the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, the Meininger Hofkapelle and the Basel Chamber Orchestra. In 2023, he won 1st prize in the "Conducting from the piano" category at the Hans von Bülow Competition. From the 2024/25 season, he will be guest conductor of the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam.

Christian Blex

Christian Blex, winner of the Siemens Conductors Scholarship, is a conducting fellow at the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker. He assists chief conductor Kirill Petrenko in concert and opera performances, and also conducts his own projects with the Karajan Academy, such as a concert with works by Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Ludvig Irgens-Jensen and Gustav Mahler in February 2023. He has also been assistant conductor of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra since 2023. 

At the same time, Christian Blex studies in Ole Kristian Ruud's conducting class at the Norwegian Academy of Music. As an exchange student, he attended classes with Johannes Schlaefli at the Zurich University of the Arts and Nicolás Pasquet at the Franz Liszt School of Music in Weimar, as well as masterclasses with Hannu Lintu, Jorma Panula, Vasily Petrenko and others. Christian Blex has worked with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Bergische Symphoniker, conducted the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra in masterclasses and, in April 2024, the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra, in its guest performance in the Chamber Music Hall, with works by Stankovych, Strauss and Mendelssohn.