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Hans-André Stamm

Hans-André Stamm, Leverkusen (D) °1958, started to study organ and piano at the age of seven. With 11 he started to tour in Germany and abroad as an organ virtuoso. His rst recording was published when he was 13. As soon as he turned 16 he gave a solo recital at Notre Dame cathedral, Paris (F), (being the youngest virtuoso ever who had this honour).

From 1973 to 1976 he studied organ at the conservatory of Liège (B) and from 1976 to 1979 Catholic church music and piano education at the Robert Schumann Conservatory at Düsseldorf.

Since 1983 Stamm composed and published organ, chamber, choir and orchestral music and three fairy-tale operas, which have been successfully performed. He recorded several CDs from organ to world music and two DVDs for Pioneer with organ music by J. S. Bach on the Trost organ in Waltershausen (D).

Today Stamm lives as a freelance composer and organ virtuoso in Leverkusen (near Cologne), Germany. Having studied Irish folk music and recorded 4 CDs with Celtic Music he created a new style of organ music, which is appreciated and played worldwide. Typical features of Celtic music, like modal tonality, ddle and backpipe guration and ornamentation inspire motives and melodies in pieces in classical form models. Stamm’s intention is to create joyful, uplifting music for his own concerts as an organ virtuoso, through which he wishes to touch the hearts of the listeners.

Andrea Will, ute and piccolo and Martin Schröder, trumpet and corno da caccia are his main partners in concerts with organ and soloists, in which they besides classical pieces also perform Stamm’s works for their instruments with organ.