Mgr. art. David Gerard Di Fiore

    Professor, Special assistant
    Mgr. art. David Gerard Di Fiore

    Where to find me

    Department of Music

    Hrabovská cesta 1A
    034 01, Ružomberok


    Professional characteristics

    David di Fiore performed his European debut recital at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, which launched his international career 35 years ago (March 1, 1987). He is presently on the faculty at Catholic University in Ruzomberok, Slovak Republic, where he is teaching organ, history of the organ and organ repertoire, organ construction, improvisation, liturgical organ playing  and choral conducting. He celebrated the anniversary of his 1000th concert (presently 1080) during  the organ festival,  August, 2017 in Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans, France with a dual celebration at Vivat Vox Organi in Banska Bystrica, Slovak Republic in September 2017.

    Over the last 35 years he has repeatedly performed at numerous organ festivals in Austria, Hungary, Poland, Romania and the Slovak and Czech Republics, as well as in France and  Italy. In North America his performances have included recitals in Canada, the International Festival in Morelia, Mexico (the oldest organ festival in the Western Hemisphere), the International Organ Festival held in Guadalajara, the Puerto Vallarta Arts Festival, and in numerous American cities His discography includes a recording of French music Les Amoureux de l'Orgue, his Slovak recordings, The Grand Organ of the Castle Church in Kremnica, Volumes 1,2 and 3 (Slovart), recitals from Graz Orgelfest, a DVD of his recital from Trnava (Editions M. Walcker-Mayer), and the cd of his recital „Cathedral Organ Festival“ at the Metropolitan Cathedral of St. Martin in Bratislava.  (Tribus Music). His recording of the cycle “Job“ of Petr Eben with Slovak actor and singer Kamil Mikulcik as Slovak narrator, and with Reverend Rachel Taber-Hamilton as English narrator,  will be released under the Tribus label. He has performed the entire 8 movement work two times in the Slovak Republic and once in the USA.

    Mr. di Fiore was a pupil of French organist, Odile Pierre. He has appeared as recitalist, conductor, accompanist, and clinician for the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle, the National Association of Methodist Musicians,  Catholic University in Ruzomberok, has received the award "Distinguished Graduate" from the National Catholic Education Association, has been awarded diplomas from the governments of Mexico, Slovakia, and Romania  for his "extraordinary participation" as part of international organ festivals and was awarded a special diploma for his contribution to the organ world and his performances from the Slovak Society Ars Ante Portas. In 2014 he was honored by the American Guild of Organists (Seattle) for his contributions to performance art internationally. His 50th anniversary as a performer was in 2020, with celebratory recitals held in Banska Bystrica, Ružomberok and Trnava. He recently celebrated his 70th birthday with celebratory concerts in the Cathedral Organ Festival, Metropolitan Cathedral of St Martin in Bratislava,  at the festival Vivat Vox Organi in the Evangelical Church, held in Banska Bystrica in the Slovak Republic and at Trinity Episcopal Parish in Everett, Washington, USA.