MARC FITZE is titular organist at the Heiliggeistkirche in Berne, professor for organ at the Conservatory of Berne, and artictic director of the Baroque Center of Heiliggeistkirche.

He performs regularly in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Ukraine, Mexiko, Israel, the Nederlands, the USA and Japan. In recent years he has taken part as a soloist in many prestigious concert series and performed at the Lucerne Festival, Minato Mirail Hall Yokohama, Eglise St. Clothilde de Paris, Victoria Hall Genève, International Organ Festival Rapallo, St. Bavo Haarlem, etc.
He has made radio and CD recordings in Switzerland, in the UK and in the USA. He is a member of the Association des Amis de l’Art de Marcel Dupré, and successor of Marie-Claire Alain as vice-president of the international Jehan Alain association based in Romainmôtier.

Marc Fitze received his musical training at the Music Academy Basel in the organ class of Guy Bovet, and at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, with Prof. Yuko Hayashi. He completed his master diploma and soloist’s diploma in Basel 2002. He was awarded the Hans-Balmer prize for the best organ diploma of the year. During and after those studies he participated in masterclasses with Marie-Claire Alain, Jean Boyer, William Porter, Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Peter Planyavsky and Joris Verdin.
He has also specialized in the art harmonium a

nd its historical performance, and has a private collection of historical keyboard instruments. As harmonium player he has appeared in concerts with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra under Sir Mark Elder, Musikkollegium Wintherthur, Berner Symphonie Orchester, Zürcher Kammerorchester etc.


Thurs Sept 22, 2022 7:00pm

«The four Elements»

Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933) Skinner Ciaconna con Variazioni op. 14,3

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Skinner Cathédrale engloutie (1910)

Manuel de Falla (1876—1946) Skinner Danza ritual del Fuego (Fire Dance) from „Amor brujo“ (transcribed for organ by Marc Fitze)

Improvisation on „Elijah at Mount Horeb“ Skinner or Fisk 1. Burnout (Cromhorne en taille)
2. Escape (Fughetta)
3. Fear (Passacaglia)
4. Kol demamah dakah (The broken voice in the silence)

Jehan Alain (1911-1940) Fisk Aria (1938)

Francis Chapelet (*1934) Fisk Etna 71 (based on audio tapes from the active vulcano)

Louis Vierne (1870—1937) Fisk Allegro risoluto from 2nd Symphony op.20 (1902)