How Algorithms help Musicians to Survive
January 21, 2016
Emerson Auditorium
Co-sponsored with the Music Department and Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Stefan Kießling has toured Europe, the USA, Canada, Siberia, and Australia as a concert organist. He is currently assistant organist at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany, where Johann Sebastian Bach served as cantor from 1723 until 1750. Furthermore he has worked as organist and artistic director of an international concert series at the Klosterkirche Cottbus for 15 years and the Braunschweig cathedral in 2008. His varied activities included work as teacher at the conservatory Cottbus as well as several recordings for broadcast and TV. Born in Görlitz, his musical way led him through several stages in education of the organ and harpsichord to Leipzig, where he began to study organ with Stefan Johannes Bleicher in 2000. After lessons with Prof. Dr. Christoph Krummacher and Stefan Nusser, Stefan Kießling took his exam in 2005 in St Nikolai church Leipzig. In addition he attenden several masterclasses with Ton Koopman, Wolfgang Rübsam, Hans-Ola Ericsson a.o. as well as a post-graduate study in Leipzig with Prof. Stefan Engels, which he finished in 2008. Stefan Kießling is active both as organ soloist and chamber music partner.

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