Wolfgang Kogert, Mag. Priv.-Doz.

Lecturer in organ

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg
Wofgang Kogert is organist of the historic Vienna Imperial Chapel where he regularly perfoms church music together with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Boys' Choir and the Choir of the Vienna State Opera. He is teaching organ and improvisation at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold (Germany) and has a teaching assignment for organ at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg. In 2006 he was the winner of the first prize in the prestigious International Organ Competition Musica antiqua at Bruges. He was Artist in residence at the Cité internationale des Arts in Paris in 2013.

Highlights of his concert activities have been appearances as soloist in the concert halls of Brussels, Moscow, Tokyo and Vienna as well as recitals on the famous historic organs of Weingarten, Naumburg and Riga. His repertoire ranges from the Robertsbridge Codex (1330) to contemporary music. Composers such as Manuela Kerer, Katharina Klement, Klaus Lang, Wolfram Wagner and Gerhard E. Winkler have written new works especially for him.
Wolfgang Kogert is often engaged as solosit and continuo player by renowned orchestras (e.g. ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Vienna Symphonic Orchestra, Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra Los Angeles, Sydney Symphony Orchestra). His CD recording of the complete free ogran works by Johann Caspar Kerll (1627–1693) has won many international prizes. In 2015 his latest B-A-Cer-Ha with organ music by Friedrich Cerha (*1926) and Johann Sebastian Bach has been released. Wolfgang Kogert was born in 1980 in Vienna. His most important teachers have benn Rudolf Scholz and Martin Haselböck (Vienna), Jon Laukvik (Stuttgart) and Tomasz Adam Nowak (Detmold).