KMD Prof. Matthias  Dreißig

KMD Prof. Matthias Dreißig

Honorary Professor of Organ

Subject/Instrument: Organ

Klostergebäude Am Palais


  • 1979–1984: Degree in Church Music under Professor Rainer Böhme at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar
  • 1984–1988: Additional degree as part of graduate studies under Professor Johannes Schäfer, Director of Church Music
  • 1983: Active participation in the ‘Prague Masterclasses’ under Professor Milan Slechta
  • 1984: Fourth place in the ‘Prager Frühling’ (Prague Spring) international organ competition in Prague
  • 1984 to present: Lecturer in Organ at the Halle/Saale Protestant University of Sacred Music
  • 1985–1994: Choirmaster and organist in Bad Frankenhausen
  • 1994 to present: Organist at the Predigerkirche in Erfurt, artistic director of the organ concert series and co-founder of the ‘Domberg-Prediger’ international organ competition
  • 1995 to present: Lecturer at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar
  • 2000: Appointed as Director of Church Music
  • A busy concert schedule both within Germany and abroad
  • Radio and CD recordings:
    • October 1999 – ‘Chor und Orgelmusik der Romantik’ (‘Choral and Organ Music of the Romantic Period’) with works by Peter Cornelius (Mass in D Minor for mixed choir and organ/ first recording) and August Gottfried Ritter (Sonata in D Minor op. 11) recorded by the ‘Johann Friedrich Reichardt’ university choir of the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (conductor: Jens Lorenz, Director of University Music) and Matthias Dreißig in Halle’s Laurentiuskirche
    • July 2003 – ‘Laudes Organi’ with works for choir and organ by Zsolt Gardonyi, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Floor Peeters, Ottmar Machá and Zoltan Kodály, recorded by the Augustiner-Kantorei of Erfurt (conductor: regional director of church music, Dietrich Ehrenwerth) in Erfurt’s Augustinerkirche (Augustine Church)
    • April 2005 – Solo organ CD for the ‘Motette’ publishing house in Dusseldorf

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