‘Organ Music in Germany from 1700 to 1900’ – Organ Masterclass with Prof. Johannes Geffert
12 June 2023 - 15 June 2023
Johannes Geffert grew up in the tradition of church music. After studies in Cologne (Michael Schneider) and England (with Nicolas Kynaston), he became organist of the Annakirche in 1974 and director of the Bachverein in Aachen (founding of the Aachen Bach Days). From 1980 to 1997 he continued his father’s musical legacy as church music director at the Kreuzkirche in Bonn. For many years he worked as a lecturer at the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule in Düsseldorf and from 1997 to 2015 as professor and head of the department of protestant church music at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne.
Concerts take him to important organs in many countries, and his CD recordings are highly praised by critics. Jury activities at international organ competitions, editions especially of romantic organ music, but also playing on historical keyboard instruments underline his artistic versatility. Geffert is hon. Vice-President of the English organists’ association AIO and member of the board of the Beethoven-Haus Bonn.
Coordinator: Prof. Adriano Falcioni