Christoph Keller

Christoph Keller studied at the Conservatories of Saarbrücken and Karlsruhe, Germany, and at the Conservatoire d´Issy-les-Moulineaux in Paris. In Saarbrücken, he passed his exam for Catholic Church music (B-exam) and for musical education, supplemented by a further degree for organ (Konzertreife-Diplom) in Prof. André Luy's master class. After his exam for becoming a director of a church choir (A-exam) in Karlsruhe, he continued his musical education in Paris under Prof. Daniel Roth. In Paris, Saarbrücken and Karlsruhe, he passed his exams in "Artistic Organ Playing" and in "Improvisation" with distinction. Furthermore, he was awarded two scholarships from Northrhine-Westphalia. One of them enabled him to participate in the "International Organ Academy at the Altenberg Cathedral".

Between 1985 and 2001, Christoph Keller worked as director of the choir at the Catholic St. Mary's Church in Neunkirchen, Saarland, Germany. Since then, he has been working as a freelance-artist and covers for the director of the choir at the Päpstliche Basilika zu St. Johann (papal basilica of St. Johann) in Saarbrücken.

Apart from the organ works by J. S. Bach, César Franck and Louis Vierne, Christoph Keller's main interest is making unknown but noteworthy organ literature known to the public. In that respect, the complete works of Percy Whitlock are particularly close to his heart.

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