Quotes
"Zelek, a consummate artist...has the ability to make the 2-manual Aeolian-Skinner Opus 963 organ, installed in 1937, overcome both its venerability and vulnerability in a beautiful performance of carefully selected music."
Margaret Darby, Phindie
"Zelek was physically animated throughout the performance. His hands flew across three levels of keyboards while his feet worked the pedalboard like somebody playing Dance Dance Revolution in an arcade."
Howard Hardee, Wisconsin State Journal
"...Greg Zelek, the symphony's organist, playing the Overture Concert Organ and he figuratively blew the place apart . . . He's good. He's really, really good."
Bill Wineke, Channel3000
"Effortless facility on the instrument."
South Florida Classical Review
"Organist Greg Zelek, young and handsome, never needed the aide of any sheet music."
The Ridgewood News, New Jersey
"Especially impressive was how he managed to so effectively hold together and 'sell' the extensive and complex Reubke Sonata on the 94th Psalm."
Paul S. Hesselink, Southern Nevada AGO Chair
"When it is played as well as Greg Zelek in the MSO’s second number of the night, “Toccata Festiva for Organ and Orchestra” by Samuel Barber, it proves just as aurally stunning as it is visually."
The Cap Times
"Zelek, not surprisingly, was the master of all required of him, including an extended section for just the pedals."
Greg Hettmansberger
"At age 26, Zelek is quite extraordinary in the classical music world."
Jon Hornbacher, PBS Wisconsin Life
"Seeing and hearing Zelek in action helps explain why praise follows the organist everywhere."
Isthmus Newspaper
"The virtuosic Zelek is simply so good that he managed to turn a second-rate piece by Samuel Barber into a first-rate crowd-pleaser that brought huge applause and a long standing ovation, then an encore and another standing ovation."
The Well-Tempered Ear
"Obviously, Greg has the musical gene!"
Katherine Crosier, AGO Hawaii
"Zelek is a performer who truly becomes 'one with the organ' during his performances. Even when the recital was finished, the audience demanded more."
The American Organist
"Gregory Zelek’s commentaries between the pieces were humorous (entertaining to catch the listener) and educational. Many of his comments are now permanently stuck in my head, and I can’t get them out."
The Desert Wind
News

"Concert organist creates intimate experience in grand space during holiday sing-along"

"Zelek, a consummate artist...has the ability to make the 2-manual Aeolian-Skinner Opus 963 organ, installed in 1937, overcome both its venerability and vulnerability in a beautiful performance of carefully selected music."

"When it is played as well as Greg Zelek in the MSO’s second number of the night, “Toccata Festiva for Organ and Orchestra” by Samuel Barber, it proves just as aurally stunning as it is visually."