Bernhard Haas

Bernhard Haas

From 1989 to 1995 Bernhard Haas taught organ and organ improvisation at the Musikhochschule in Saarbrücken. In 1994 he was appointed professor for organ at the State University for Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart. In the 2012/2013 academic year he moved to the Munich University of Music and Theater, where he succeeded Edgar Krapp.
Concert tours and radio recordings have taken him to almost all European countries, the USA and Japan, where he also gives courses and works as a juror at renowned organ competitions.

Bernhard Haas' main interests are 17th century music, J. S. Bach, Mozart, 19th century and contemporary music. He has made CD recordings with works by Liszt, Reger, Stravinsky, Ferneyhough, Feldman and Xenakis. He has also appeared as a music theorist with several publications.
Bernhard Haas studied church music, organ, piano, harpsichord, composition and music theory at the music academies in Cologne, Freiburg and Vienna. He has won numerous prizes at international organ competitions, including first prize in the 1988 Liszt Competition in Budapest.