Kurt-Ludwig Forg

kurt-ludwig-forgKurt-Ludwig Forg

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Kurt-Ludwig Forg was born in Euskirchen (Rhineland) in 1962. After completing his schooling, he studied organ with professor Hans Dieter Moeller and harpsichord with professor Dr. Werner Smigelski at Robert-Schumann-Conservatory in Duesseldorf.Additionally he pursued private organ studies with emphasis on improvisation with Josef Lammerz, who was organist and choirmaster at the Muensterbasilika in Bonn at that time, and with professor Prof. Hubert Schoonbroodt, Eupen/Bruessel.

Master classes with Marie-Claire Alain, Guy Bovet, Ton Koopman, Lionel Rogg, Harald Vogel completed his organist training. Additionally Kurt-Ludwig Forg studied German language and literature, musicology, pedagogy and philosophy at Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn. Presently Kurt-Ludwig Forg is completing an advanced study course "cultural administration" at the virtual university Hagen.

Forg has travelled most European and South American countries giving organ, harpsichord and chamber music concerts. His musical work has also led Kurt-Ludwig Forg to the US and Canada repeatedly. Thereby he specialized in the romanticism repertoire and the genre of organ transcriptions, whereas he never lost sight of the full spectrum of organ literature by debut performances.

There are numerous CD- and record recordings, radio and TV- recordings documenting Forg's artistic activities. In addition to those artistic performances, Forg gives various lectures, which endorsed his travels abroad at institutions and universities several times (in Argentina and in the USA).

After more than 10 years as an organist and choirmaster at St. Sebastian in Bonn, Forg assumed principal ship of Rieser music school in the former "Freie Reichsstadt Noerdlingen" in Bavaria in October 1995. In 1997 he was appointed Secretary of the European Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, an office he exercised till summer of 2000. Since 1998 he is an editorial assistant at the new quarterly "Organ" (Schott Musik International"). He has since composed numerous articles and reviews about manifold topics of organ playing and organ construction.