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Mr. Gereon Krahforst

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Associate Director of Music

Local Address: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Cathedral Basilica
 
Background

Employment History

Education

  • composition , church music , piano and music theory
    University for Music
  • masters degree , organ
    University of Cologne
  • diploma , organ
  • diploma
    University of Cologne
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Web References
Biography
www.gereonkrahforst.org, 12 Jan 2015 [cached]
Gereon Krahforst Gereon Krahforst
Church Musician, International Concert Organist, Composer, Teacher
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GEREON KRAHFORST was born in 1973 in Bonn, Germany. He studied composition, church music, piano, and music theory at the university for music in Cologne, musicology at the University of Cologne and received his diploma and masters degree in organ in Frankfurt.
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Krahforst is well known for his extensive repertory from ancient to contemporary music, including the complete organ works of Scheidt, Pachelbel, Muffat, Buxtehude, Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Franck, Brahms, Duruflé and Alain.
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Mr. Krahforst is also a master of organ improvisation in different styles. Meanwhile, he is well-known for creative and exciting program designs and exquisite handling with registrations. He has won numerous prizes in prestigious piano, organ, improvisation, and composition competitions. ("Jugend musiziert", "Jugend komponiert", "Grand Prix Duruflé", "Bach-Wettbewerb Weimar" etc.)
As an international concert organist, Mr. Krahforst made his North American concert debut at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, Texas, under the auspices of the Houston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists in November, 2007. Additionally, he has performed, lectured, and received accolades for his teaching at numerous venues, festivals, and academies in most countries of Europe, USA, Canada and South Korea.
In 2011, he moved to Spain where he was organist at the Incarnation Church of the world-famous town Marbella at the Costa del Sol in Andalucia, playing the nationally significant "Órgano del Sol Mayor"; since August 2012, he has been cathedral organist and associate director of music at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, Missouri, USA. In the Cathedral Basilica, he plays the Great Kilgen Organ from 1915, and he founded weekly Organ Vespers as well as annual International Organ Concert Series with him as Artistic Director.
Mr. Krahforst holds an O 1 B-Visa for artists with extraordinary ability who have national interest in the United States.
He began composing at an early age and has composed over 40 works for piano, organ, choir, as well as a symphony for large orchestra (composed at age 18), a concerto for organ and orchestra (age 19) and a piano concerto (age 13). He continues to receive commissions for compositions (church music), from Spain, the Netherlands and Germany.
Currently, he is also working as an autor on his first book (German language) about improvising in different styles, commissioned by Verlag Peter Ewers in Germany.
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Gereon Krahforst
Cathedral Staff » Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
cathedralstl.org, 19 May 2014 [cached]
Mr. Gereon Krahforst Associate Director of Music 314-373-8229 gereon.krahforst@gmail.com
October 2012 Newsletter
www.agostlouis.org, 1 Oct 2012 [cached]
On October 22, we have the opportunity to welcome one of our newest community members, organist Gereon Krahforst. Gereon is an accomplished organist, composer, improviser, and church musician whose teachers include such notables as Daniel Roth, Marie-Claire Alain, Peter Planyavsky, Guy Bovet and Franz Lehrndorfe.
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Gereon recently joined the musical staff at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.
John the Divine Episcopal ...
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John the Divine Episcopal Church
2450 River Oaks Boulevard at Westheimer
Monday, November 05, 2007
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

American Guild of Organists

For immediate release October 26, 2007

Organist to make North American debut in Houston
Houston . . . The American Guild of Organists Houston Chapter will present Gereon Krahforst, organist of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Paderborn, Germany.
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Krahforst is offering two master classes on Monday, November 5, 2007 at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 2450 River Oaks Boulevard at Westheimer.The 2:00 p.m. class will feature German Romantic Organ Music and the 7:30 p.m. class will feaure Improvisation in the German Romantic Style.There is no charge to attend the master classes.
About Gereon Krahforst
Gereon Krahforst has performed, lectured, and taught at numerous venues, festivals, and academies in Europe, Latin America, and North Korea.Krahforst is well known for his large repertoire, from ancient to contemporary music.Mr. Krahforst is also a master of organ improvisation in different styles and has won numerous prizes in prestigious piano, organ, improvisation, and composition competitions.At the age of 29, he was appointed organist of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Paderborn.In 2004 he was appointed lecturer and instructor of organ at the University for Music in Hannover.
Krahforst was born in 1973 in Bonn, Germany.
Mr. Krahforst studied composition, church music, piano, and music theory at the University for Music in Cologne, Musicology at the University of Cologne and received his diploma and masters degree in organ in Frankfurt.
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John the Divine Episcopal Church
2450 River Oaks Boulevard at Westheimer
Monday, November 05, 2007
7:30 PM

For immediate release October 26, 2007

Organist to make North American debut in Houston
Houston . . . The American Guild of Organists Houston Chapter will present Gereon Krahforst, organist of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Paderborn, Germany.
...
Krahforst is offering two master classes on Monday, November 5, 2007 at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 2450 River Oaks Boulevard at Westheimer.The 2:00 p.m. class will feature German Romantic Organ Music and the 7:30 p.m. class will feaure Improvisation in the German Romantic Style.There is no charge to attend the master classes.
About Gereon Krahforst
Gereon Krahforst has performed, lectured, and taught at numerous venues, festivals, and academies in Europe, Latin America, and North Korea.Krahforst is well known for his large repertoire, from ancient to contemporary music.Mr. Krahforst is also a master of organ improvisation in different styles and has won numerous prizes in prestigious piano, organ, improvisation, and composition competitions.At the age of 29, he was appointed organist of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Paderborn.In 2004 he was appointed lecturer and instructor of organ at the University for Music in Hannover.
Krahforst was born in 1973 in Bonn, Germany.
Mr. Krahforst studied composition, church music, piano, and music theory at the University for Music in Cologne, Musicology at the University of Cologne and received his diploma and masters degree in organ in Frankfurt.
American Guild of Organists

For ...

www2.trumba.com, 9 Nov 2007 [cached]
American Guild of Organists

For immediate release October 26, 2007

Organist to make North American debut in Houston
Houston . . . The American Guild of Organists Houston Chapter will present Gereon Krahforst, organist of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Paderborn, Germany.
Krahforst is offering two master classes on Monday, November 5, 2007 at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 2450 River Oaks Boulevard at Westheimer.The 2:00 p.m. class will feature German Romantic Organ Music and the 7:30 p.m. class will feaure Improvisation in the German Romantic Style.There is no charge to attend the master classes.
About Gereon Krahforst
Gereon Krahforst has performed, lectured, and taught at numerous venues, festivals, and academies in Europe, Latin America, and North Korea.Krahforst is well known for his large repertoire, from ancient to contemporary music.Mr. Krahforst is also a master of organ improvisation in different styles and has won numerous prizes in prestigious piano, organ, improvisation, and composition competitions.At the age of 29, he was appointed organist of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Paderborn.In 2004 he was appointed lecturer and instructor of organ at the University for Music in Hannover.
Krahforst was born in 1973 in Bonn, Germany.
Mr. Krahforst studied composition, church music, piano, and music theory at the University for Music in Cologne, Musicology at the University of Cologne and received his diploma and masters degree in organ in Frankfurt.
...
For immediate release October 26, 2007

Organist to make North American debut in Houston
Houston . . . The American Guild of Organists Houston Chapter will present Gereon Krahforst, organist of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Paderborn, Germany.
Krahforst is offering two master classes on Monday, November 5, 2007 at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 2450 River Oaks Boulevard at Westheimer.The 2:00 p.m. class will feature German Romantic Organ Music and the 7:30 p.m. class will feaure Improvisation in the German Romantic Style.There is no charge to attend the master classes.
About Gereon Krahforst
Gereon Krahforst has performed, lectured, and taught at numerous venues, festivals, and academies in Europe, Latin America, and North Korea.Krahforst is well known for his large repertoire, from ancient to contemporary music.Mr. Krahforst is also a master of organ improvisation in different styles and has won numerous prizes in prestigious piano, organ, improvisation, and composition competitions.At the age of 29, he was appointed organist of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Paderborn.In 2004 he was appointed lecturer and instructor of organ at the University for Music in Hannover.
Krahforst was born in 1973 in Bonn, Germany.
Mr. Krahforst studied composition, church music, piano, and music theory at the University for Music in Cologne, Musicology at the University of Cologne and received his diploma and masters degree in organ in Frankfurt.
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