Concert by Bavarian organist Jens Korndoerfer on Sunday, July 22, 2012 in Montreal


Jens Korndoerfer - © Bonnie Nichol

Jens Korndörfer, one of the most promising young German musicians and a renowned Bavarian organist, will perform in Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica on Sunday, July 22nd, at 7 pm. The State of Bavaria Quebec Office invites all music lovers to listen to him 'live' on one of Montreal’s most beautiful organs!

After top-honors graduations from Bayreuth, Paris and Oberlin conservatories, Jens Korndoerfer is currently a doctoral candidate at Montreal’s McGill University. In 2005 he was the first German appointed organist in residence at the Concert Hall Kitara in Sapporo, Japan, where he gave master classes aside from numerous performances and concerts with orchestras throughout Japan.

In October 2011, Jens Korndoerfer won Second prize as well as the Liszt Prize in the second Canadian International Organ Competition in Montreal – after having won 3rd prize of the same competition already three years earlier. Highlights of Jens Korndörfer’s 2012/13 season include his debut in Russia with a series of six concerts, the coorganization of a tour for American organists through Southgermany (www.bfoms.com), the World Premier of Vania Angelova’s Dies Irae and concerts in Germany, England, France, Canada and China. He has just accepted the position as organist at First Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA, where he will begin in September 2012.

On the program on Sunday, July 22:
Symphonie Romane, Charles-Marie Widor
Clair de Lune, Louis Vierne
Carillon de Westminster, Louis Vierne

Tickets : 5$ - Notre-Dame Basilica website

Jens Korndörfer has recorded two CDs as a soloist (“Great Moments in German Music”, Jasrac 2006, “Variations on America”, ORGAN 2011) and one CD together with Kazuhiro Maekawa, solo-trumpet of the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, at the Harmony Hall in Fukui in Japan.