Lecturers' portraits

A living organism

Martin Sturm is the new Professor of Organ and Organ Improvisation

A global concert schedule as a performer and improviser has already taken Martin Sturm to major festivals, cathedrals and concert houses, and given him the opportunity to play on renowned historical instruments. He has also made a name for himself as a composer.

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A taste of Paris

Silvius von Kessel appointed Honorary Professor

Silvius von Kessel is the cathedral organist and choirmaster at Erfurt’s St. Maria’s Cathedral, Honorary Professor of Organ at UoM Weimar and artistic director of the Thüringer Bachwochen.

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Historic prospects

Matthias Dreißig has been teaching in Weimar as an Honorary Professor for almost 25 years

He is a pillar of the Church Music programme at the Weimar University of Music: Director of Church Music Professor Matthias Dreißig has been teaching in the Klostergebäude Am Palais since 1995, initially as a lecturer and, since 2005, as an Honorary Professor. The 61-year-old’s main professional activity is working as an organist at the Predigerkirche in Erfurt, which he has been doing for 25 years.

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