Hans-Dieter Meyer-Moortgat, born in Potsdam on 25 April 1953, was decisively influenced as a pianist by Prof. Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, with whom he first studied at the Lower Saxon Music School in Braunschweig starting in 1966 and who was later his piano teacher at the Academy of Music and Theatre in Hanover beginning in 1971. He studied organ there as well, receiving a degree in piano pedagogy and also passing concert examinations in the master class of Prof. Kämmerling in 1979.
Since 1973 Meyer-Moortgat has been the organist at the St. Magni Church in Braunschweig. From 1979 until 2003 he was department director of the piano classes and a specialist teacher in the preparatory studies for piano and organ at the Braunschweig State Music School. His pupils have won numerous first prizes, culminating in participation in the national competition "Jugend musiziert" (Youth Making Music); this bears witness to his success as a teacher of piano and organ.
Hans-Dieter Meyer-Moortgat has been active as a free-lance musician since 2003, both as a teacher of piano and organ and as a concert pianist and organist. His private piano and organ school "Am Wasserturm" in Wolfenbüttel is of especial importance. The school has its own chamber music hall in which he performs piano and organ concerts which meet with great public interest.
Hans-Dieter Meyer-Moortgat has had extensive experience as a pianist and organist; he has recorded two LPs and six CDs with both piano and organ works.