Stefan Kießling is a concert organist who has performed in more than 20 countries across Europe, America, Africa, Australia and Asia. He currently serves as Assistant Organist at St. Thomas Church, Leipzig, where J.S. Bach served for the last quarter-century of his life, in which Stefan works with the St. Thomas Boy’s Choir and the Gewandhaus Orchestra. Solo concerts were held in St. Thomas Church Leipzig, Konzerthaus Berlin, St Thomas Church New York City, Washington National Cathedral, London Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, Kreuzkirche Dresden, Scot’s Church Melbourne, Philharmony Ekaterinburg and many others.
Stefan completed his post-graduate study with Prof. Stefan Engels, and participated in masterclasses with Tom Koopman, Wolfgang Rübsam, and Hans-Ola Ericsson.After his studying in 2008, he started working at the Braunschweig Cathedral, and then Klosterkirche Cottbus. In Cottbus he taught at the conservatory, directed an international concert series. He made several recordings for radio broadcast and television. His repertoire encompasses all epochs, from Bach and his predecessors to the contemporary music of György Ligeti, Phillip Glass and others. Of special interest are not only the toccatas and fantasias of Bach and the Baroque era, but compositions of the late 19th and early 20th century such as Max Reger and Maurice Duruflé.
In addition to playing concerts and services, Stefan is also engaged in educating young organists, including giving masterclass and workshops. Stefan has always had an enthusiasm for colourful and unique organ registration, and this led him to develop a computer software for organ combination systems, which is used across Europe.
Stefan Kießling is a word-wide active concert organist, having been invited to not less than 25 countries across the European, American, Asian, Australian and African continent, already within just a few years of his career. Further more he serves as Assistant organist at St Thomas Leipzig, which is world known for its tradition of Bach’s music. He was working also at the Braunschweig cathedral and at the Klosterkirche Cottbus, where he held the position of the artistic director of an international concert series. 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. After lessons with Prof. Dr. Christoph Krummacher and Stefan Nusser, Stefan Kießling took his exam in 2005 at St Nicolas Church Leipzig. In addition he attended a post-graduate study with Prof. Stefan Engels, which he finished in 2008. Stefan Kießling is active both as organ soloist and chamber music partner. He had engagements at distinguished locations like Konzerthaus Berlin, St Thomas Church New York City, Washington National Cathedral, London Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral, Kreuzkirche Dresden, Scot’s Church Melbourne, Philharmony Ekaterinburg and many others.