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Wolfgang Kogert

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Wolfgang Kogert (*1980 in Vienna) is an extremely versatile performer. His repertoire ranges from the Robertsbridge Codex (1360) to the latest music. He is organist at the traditional Vienna Hofburgkapelle and has been teaching at the Mozarteum University since 2015.
Wolfgang Kogert received his training in Vienna, Stuttgart and Detmold. In 2006 he won the International Wedstrijd Musica Antiqua in Bruges, in 2013 he was Artist in Residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts Paris. He works intensively with numerous composers, including Friedrich Cerha, Younghi Pagh-Paan and Wolfgang Mitterer. As a soloist he has performed at the Palais des Beaux-Arts Bruxelles, the Stavanger Konserthus and the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall. He has been invited to churches such as Notre-Dame de Paris and the Freiburg Cathedral and has worked with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. In 2020 he took over a professorship at the Freiburg University of Music.
Johann Caspar Kerll: Toccata VIII - Wolfgang Kogert
Thomas Amann: hands, yard, infinity for organ and orchestra, UA: 18.10.2013,  Musikverein Wien (Wolfgang Kogert, ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Cornelius  Meister) Katharina Klement: Drift for organ and electronics, UA: 18.4 .2015, ORF RadioKulturhaus Wien Bernd Richard German: Okeanos. Concerto for Organ and Orchestra, UA: 26.11.2015,  Musikverein Wien (Wolfgang Kogert, ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, Stefan  Asbury) Christoph Herndler: rondo, UA: 8.7.2017, Kunst-Station Sankt Peter Köln Zsigmond Szathmáry : Toccata breve, premier: 8.9.2019, Collegiate Church Wilten Wolfgang Mitterer: fuoco for organ and electronics, premier: 25.6.2020, ORF  RadioKulturhaus Wien Klaus Lang: sounding light. for organ and orchestra, WP: November 19th, 2020, St. Stephen's Cathedral  Vienna
Wolfgang Kogert, Wiener Symphoniker, Peter Rundel) Gerald Resch: Hanni. Monologue with music, UA: 6/25/2021, Brucknerhaus Linz
(Maxi Blaha, Wolfgang Kogert, Ensemble PHACE) Friedrich Cerha: Toccata, UA: 3/22/2021, ORF RadioKulturhaus Wien Klaus Lang: el sonido luminoso., UA: 6/23. 2022, Wiener Konzerthaus Karlheinz Essl: Prendere il Fa, UA: September 3, 2022, St. Martin Kassel
Leonard BernsteinMass. Tonkunstler Orchestra Lower Austria, Company of Music, Tölzer Knabenchor, Chorus sine nomine, Kristjan Järvi (2009). Chandos 2 SACD 5070 Organ music at the Viennese court - Georg and Gottlieb Muffat, on the Sieber organ of the Michaelerkirche in Vienna (2009). NCA 60206 Robert Schumann: Manfred. Tonkünstler Orchestra Lower Austria, Wiener Singverein, Bruno Weil (2010). Preiser Records 90788 Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 8, ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Singverein, Vienna Boys' Choir, Bertrand de Billy (2011). Oehms Classics 768 Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 2 »Praise«. Tonkunstler Orchestra Lower Austria, Chorus sine nomine, Andrés Orozco-Estrada (2011). Preiser  Records 90796 Johann Caspar Kerll - all free organ works, on the Wöckherl organ of the Franziskanerkirche Wien (2012). NCA 60248 BA-Cer-Ha. Organ music by Friedrich Cerha and Johann Sebastian Bach, on the Schuke organ of the ORF RadioKulturhaus Vienna (2015). ORF-CD 3186 Portrait of the composer Lukas Haselböck. Ursula Langmayr, Agnes Palmisano, Alexander Kaimbacher, Andrea Eckert, Wolfgang Kogert, Gottlieb Wallisch, Jaime Wolfson (2017).  ORF-CD 3217 Rejoice! Music of the 20th Century for choir and organ (Charles Stanford, Arvo Pärt, James MacMillan, Herbert Howells, Charles Ives, Olivier Messiaen and Benjamin Britten). Bachchor Salzburg, Wolfgang Kogert, Alois Glassner (2018). Gramola 99156 Drift - compositions for instruments and electronics by Katharina Klement. Ensemble PHACE, Wolfgang Kogert, subshrubs quartet, Trio Greifer (2018). chmafu  nocords 63. Zsigmond Szathmáry: Organ Works. Martin Schmeding, Wolfgang Kogert, Zsigmond Szathmáry, Olaf Tzschoppe, Anikó K. Szathmáry, on the Rieger organ of the Abbey  Marienstatt and on the Walcker and Klais organs of the Lutherkirche Wiesbaden  (2019). Cybele 2 SACD 061807 play of colors. Works by Georg and Gottlieb Muffat, Leopold and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Pachelbel, Joseph Haydn, Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Pier Damiano Peretti and Wolfgang Sauseng, on the Pfliegler organ of the Hafnerberg pilgrimage church (2021). Friends of the pilgrimage church to our dear lady on the Hafnerberg Paul Hindemith: Sancta Susanna, op. 21. ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Singakademie, Marin Alsop (2021). Naxos 8.574283 HORIZON. Works by Friedrich Cerha, Klaus Lang, Jean-Pierre Leguay, Younghi Pagh-Paan, Christoph Herndler, Bernd Richard Deutsch, Thomas Lacôte, Wolfgang Suppan   and Zsigmond Szathmáry, on the Kuhn organs of the Jesuit Church Heidelberg, the  Stiftskirche St Arnual Saarbrücken, the Kulturkirche St. Johannis Hamburg-Altona and the Salvatorkirche Duisburg (2022). Cantata 58055
On the interpretation of Friedrich Cerha's Nine Inventions and Nine Preludes for  Organ, in: Das Orgelforum, No. 18, Vienna 2015. New repertoire for organ since 2000, in: Das Orgelforum, No. 21, Vienna 2018. Josef Matthias Hauer: Two twelve-tone games for organ (1947), first edition. Musikverlag  Doblinger, Vienna 2021. "There was headwind, but that didn't interest me." Zsigmond Szathmáry in an interview, in: Kurt Estermann (ed.): The organs of the Hofkirche Innsbruck and their   cultural environment: history and Present, Conference Report 2019 for the Maximilian Anniversary (= Studia Wilthinensia Artis Organi, Vol. 4). Verlag Helbling, Innsbruck 2022. "The freshness of the idea must be preserved." Friedrich Cerha's organ works, in: Kurt  Estermann (ed.): The organs of the Hofkirche Innsbruck and their cultural environment:  History and present, conference report 2019 on Maximilian Jubilee (= Studia   Wilthinensia Artis Organi, Vol. 4). Verlag Helbling, Innsbruck 2022.