Holger Gehring

Holger Gehring

Holger Gehring was born in Bielefeld in 1969 and received a. a. his first musical training with Herbert Wulf.
He studied church music at the music academies in Lübeck (organ with Martin Haselböck, harpsichord with Hans-Jürgen Schnoor) and Stuttgart (organ and harpsichord with Jon Laukvik). He then studied organ playing with Daniel Roth at the Frankfurt University of Music and then organ soloist class with Ludger Lohmann University of Music in Stuttgart. At the same time he studied harpsichord, figured bass and early music ensemble with Jesper Christensen at the Schola Cantorum in Basel. Master classes took him to Marie-Claire Alain, Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Andrea Marcon and Michael Radulescu.

He is the winner of several national and international competitions for organ literature playing and organ improvisation.

After his church music activity at the Friedenskirche Ludwigsburg and as assistant to the Württemberg regional church music director, he worked as a cantor at the town church Bad Hersfeld, as well as a lecturer at the church music training center Schlüchtern and organ expert at the Evangelical Church of Kurhessen-Waldeck.
In 2004 he was appointed cross organist at the Kreuzkirche Dresden and in 2005 he was appointed organ expert of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saxony.

Since September 2017 he has also been custodian of the new concert hall organ of the Dresden Philharmonic in the Kulturpalast Dresden. In addition, he works as a lecturer in organ literature playing and organ improvisation music at the State University of Music, the University of Church Music Dresden and the Dresden Kreuzchor. He is also the artistic director of the castle concerts in Reinhardtsgrimma and lecturer on master and advanced training courses.

Publications on organ playing and organ building, CD, radio and television recordings complement his activities.

He regularly works with renowned orchestras such as the Dresden Philharmonic or the musicians of the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden and accompanies the Kreuzchor on its international concert tours.

A lively solo concert activity as an organist and harpsichordist leads him through Germany and abroad.