Jens Korndörfer: April 8, 2016

Photo: Bonnie Nichol

Photo: Bonnie Nichol


In the past decade, Dr. Jens Korndörfer has given more than 200 concerts at major venues around the world, including Westminster Abbey in London, Notre Dame Cathedral and St. Sulpice in Paris, Chapel Royal in Versailles, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche in Berlin, the Münster in Ulm, St. Thomas Church in New York, Cathedral-Basilica in St. Louis, St. James Cathedral in Toronto, Suntory Hall and Metropolitan Art Space in Tokyo, Kyoto Concert Hall, and the Cultural Centre in Hong Kong.

Dr. Korndörfer has spent the last twelve years in France, Japan, the United States and Canada. His multinational experience has enabled him to become intimately familiar with a wide range of different cultures, instruments and musical styles, allowing him to be equally at home in the interpretation of music by composers as different as Bach and Messiaen, Couperin and Reger, Franck and Ives. Additionally, he enjoys including transcriptions of orchestral, instrumental, and even film music in his programs in order to bring new listeners to the pipe organ.

He graduated with top-honors from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, the Oberlin Conservatory, the Musikhochschule in Bayreuth, and McGill University in Monteal. His teachers have included Olivier Latry, Michael Bovard, James David Christie, John Grew and William Porter.

In 2005 Dr. Korndörfer became the first German appointed organist in residence for a year at the Concert Hall Kitara in Sapporo, Japan. He is a triple prize winner of the Canadian International Organ Competition, held in Montrecd in 2008 and 2011.

Aside from his busy concert schedule on three continents, Dr. Korndörfer has taught in various settings and shared his knowledge and experience in presentations at conferences in Germany, the United States and Asia. He has published articles in American, Belgian, British, French, German, Russian and Swiss music journals, recorded three CD's, and served on the jury of the Quimby Competition in 2015.

Dr. Korndörfer is currently Director of Worship, the Arts, and Organist at First Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and instructor for organ and harpsichord at Agnes Scott College.

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Choral-Improvisation sur le "Victimæ paschali" Charles Tournemire (1870-1939) Reconstructed by Maurice Durufle

Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit, BWV 669:

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
from Dritter Theil der Clavier Übung

Passacaglia: Georg Muffat (1653-1704)
from Apparatus Musico-Organisticus

Ungarischer Tanz No. 5: Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
arr. by Edwin H. Lemare

II. Andante con moto: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
from Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, op. 67
arr. by Jens Korndorfer

An der schönen blauen Donau, op. 314: Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899)
arr. by Edwin H. Lemare

Introduktion und Passacaglia in D Minor: Max Reger (1873-1916)

Dr. Korndorfer is represented
by Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc.