“Bach and the Lutheran Legacy” and
“Female Organists and Composers”
20-29 October, 2017

Ludger Lohmann

Ludger Lohmann was born 1954 in Herne. He studied music and musicology at the Musikhochschule and the University of Cologne,
organ with Marie-Claire Alain, Anton Heiller and Wolfgang Stockmeier, as well as harpsichord with Hugo Ruf. He won several international organ competitions, like the ARD competition in Munich, 1979 (Association of German Broadcasting Corporations) and the Grand Prix de Chartres in 1982. His PhD thesis was entitled “Studies on Articulation Problems with Keyboard Instruments of the 16th to the 18th Centuries” and published in 1981. From 1979–1983 he taught the organ at Cologne Musikhochschule, and
since 1983 he has been professor for organ at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst
in Stuttgart. Besides he was titular organist of the Stuttgart St. Eberhard Catholic Cathedral for 25 years. In 1989 he was guest professor at Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford (CN), USA, and he has been active as a
senior researcher at the GOArt, University of Göteborg. Concert tours have brought him throughout Europe, Northern and Southern America, Japan, and Korea.
He has made several recordings with music from 16th to 20th centuries. A central part of his activities is teaching talented students from all over the world in his Stuttgart organ class. He is frequently invited as guest professor and teacher of master classes, which brings him to music academies and universities in many countries. He is a much sought-after jury member in international competitions.