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Employment History

Organist
Metropolitan Cathedral

Member, Musical Staff
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

Associate Director of Music
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

Lecturer and Instructor of Organ
University for Music

Education


composition , church music , piano and music theory
University for Music

masters degree
organ
University of Cologne

diploma
organ

diploma

University of Cologne

Web References (11 Total References)


CVEnglish

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Gereon Krahforst: Full English bio

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. He has studied privately with Markus Karas John Birley (before the university studies), and then with Clemens Ganz, and Daniel Roth.
At the age of 29, he was appointed cathedral organist at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Paderborn and lecturer (Gregorian Chant) at the theological seminary of Paderborn. In 2004 he was appointed lecturer and instructor of organ at the university for music in Hannover, where, since 2006, he has lead the study course in Catholic church music. Mr. Krahforst also serves as representative for this university in the German association of Catholic church music training schools.
During 2004 and 2005, Mr. Krahforst supervised all technical and tonal aspects of the renovation and enlargement of Paderborn's cathedral organs. He is the artistic director of the International Organ Concert Series of Paderborn cathedral and stays in contact with musicians from five continents. Krahforst is well known for his large repertory (including the complete organ works of Buxtehude and Bach), from ancient to contemporary music. Mr. Krahforst is also a master of organ improvisation in different styles. He has won numerous prizes in prestigious piano, organ, improvisation, and composition competitions.
Making 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, Mr. Krahforst has performed, lectured, and taught at numerous venues, festivals, and academies in Europe, Latin America, and South Korea.


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.
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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.


Cathedral Staff ยป Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

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Mr. Gereon Krahforst Associate Director of Music 314-373-8229 gereon.krahforst@gmail.com


October 2012 Newsletter

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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.


American Guild of Organists

For ...

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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.

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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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