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    Haus Marteau auf Reisen

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    Internationale Musikbegegnungsstätte Haus Marteau
    Lobensteiner Str. 4
    95192 Lichtenberg
    Tel: (0 92 88) 6495


    Ludwigstraße 20
    95444 Bayreuth
    Tel: (09 21) 604-1608
    Fax: (09 21) 604-1606

    Künstlerischer Leiter
    Prof. Christoph Adt
    Schubertstraße 4
    90491 Nürnberg

    Dr. Ulrich Wirz
    Ludwigstraße 20
    95444 Bayreuth

    Prof. Edgar Krapp

    Born in 1947 in Bamberg, Edgar Krapp was educated at the Munich Music Academy under Franz Lehrndorfer, supplemented by studies with Marie-Claire Alain in Paris. In 1971 he was awarded the 1st Prize at the Munich ARD Competition, which subsequently led to his international concert activity - during concert tours in Europe, America and Japan, he consolidated his reputation as an outstanding organ virtuoso, whose performance "has a mental and manual strength, combined with an eminent inventiveness of sound and a technical brilliance not commonplace for organists "(Die Presse, Vienna).
    Numerous record, radio and television recordings, which were primarily played on important historical instruments, document his wide-ranging repertoire, which spans several eras up to modern times. The focus is on the organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach, which he performed in turn in Frankfurt, Nuremberg, at the Rheingau Music Festival and in Munich (with live broadcast). Famous conductors such as Rafael Kubelik, Colin Davis, Lorin Maazel, Christoph Eschenbach, Vladimir Fedoseyev or Horst Stein enlisted Edgar Krapp to perform with their orchestras.
    From 1974 to 1993, Edgar Krapp, as successor to Helmut Walcha, held an organ class at the Frankfurt Musikhochschule; In addition, he was a visiting professor at the Salzburg Mozarteum from 1982 to 1991. In 1993 he took over (succeeding his teacher Franz Lehrndorfer) a professorship at the Munich Music Academy, which he held until his retirement in 2012.
    As a jury member, he has participated in important international competitions (ARD Competition Munich, ION Nuremberg, Bruckner Competition Linz, Grand Prix de Chartres, Musashino Competition Tokyo). In recognition of his artistic and teaching merits he was awarded, amongst others, the Frankfurt Music Prize and the E.T.A. Hoffmann Prize of the City of Bamberg. He is a member of the board of the New Bach Society Leipzig and the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts.




    2008 Bezirk Oberfranken