Flirting with the Queen

A film by Peter Schlögl

The organ player Iveta Apkalna

She has been called “the best what happened to the queen of instruments for a long time”. Iveta Apkalna gives the solemn, old-fashioned organ a new image: Young, wild and beautiful. But she is much more than a short-lived high-gloss product of the music industry. She has won all the important organ competitions around the world. By now she is a regular contributor to the most famous organ festivals. A film about a young woman and her intensely personal relationship with a complicated yet fascinating instrument.


NDR/ARTE – 2008 – 52 min.

Camera: Michael Lange, Ulrich Lewald, Thomas Lütz
Editing: Norik Stepanjan
Sound: Jens Grumpelt, Rainer Krüger