“Nebulosa – The Organ’s Cosmic Sound Scapes” with particular focus on the Renaissance and Modern Eras 12-21 October, 2018

Hans Davidsson

From 1987–2005, Hans Davidsson served as professor of organ at the School of Music at Göteborg University, and from 1994–2009 as the Artistic Director of the Göteborg International Organ Academy (GIOA). He is the founder of the Göteborg Organ Art Center (GOArt). From 2001–2012, he served as professor of organ at the Eastman School of Music and project director of the Eastman-Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI).

In 2007, he was appointed professor of organ at the University of the Arts Bremen in Germany, where he is also the director of the Arp-Schnitger-Institut für Orgel und Orgelbau. In 2011, Hans Davidsson was appointed professor of organ at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, where he started his work in the fall of 2012. He performs and teaches at major festivals and academies throughout the world.

He has made many recordings, most recent among them the complete works of Dieterich Buxtehude at the North Ger- man Baroque organ in Örgtye New Church in Göteborg, on the Loft label. Currently, he is also a visiting researcher at Göteborg University, where he works with the organ music of Georg Böhm and multi-artform performance perspectives, in particular organ and dance. His lecture and recital for the GIOA 2012 are part of the presentation of that project.