Jens  Korndörfer

Jens Korndörfer

Artist Affiliate, Organ, Harpsichord

Contact Information

Phone: 404.228.7731
Email: OR

Office Hours: By appointment only

Academic Degrees

D.M.A., McGill-University, Montreal, Canada
Artist Diploma, Oberlin Conservatory
Organ Diploma, Paris National Conservatory CNSM, France
Church Music Diploma, Bayreuth Conservatory, Germany

Teaching and Scholarly Interests

German-born concert organist Dr. Jens Korndörfer has performed to critical acclaim at many prestigious venues on three continents. He graduated with top-honors from outstanding universities in Germany, France, Canada, and the USA. 

In September 2005, he became the first German appointed organist-in-residence at the Concert Hall Kitara in Sapporo, Japan. During one year, he gave approximately 50 recitals in Sapporo and major venues throughout Japan and was in frequent demand as a teacher. He also recorded a solo-CD as well as a DVD presenting Kitara’s organ, and concertized with orchestras (Sapporo Symphony Orchestra and Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini under Lorin Maazel).

Dr. Korndörfer has published numerous articles in scholarly journals in five different languages, recorded three CDs, and given master classes and workshops on three continents. Currently, he serves as Director of Worship, the Arts, and Organist at First Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA.

His scholarly interests include:
-Research: Baroque, Romantic & 20th Century Organ Music, Transcriptions, Concert Life, Organ building, and Gregorian Chant
-Promoting the organ in the 21st Century
-Reaching a new audience with imaginative programming (including musicals and movies)

Professional Activities

Two solo recordings, one for trumpet and organ; numerous performances at prestigious venues around the world, including Westminster Abbey in London, Notre Dame Cathedral and St. Sulpice in Paris, Chapel Royal in Versailles, Moscow Cathedral, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche in Berlin, the Münster in Ulm, St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York, Cathedral-Basilica in St. Louis, St. James Cathedral in Toronto, Suntory Hall and Metropolitan Art Space in Tokyo, Kyoto Concert Hall, Cultural Centre in Hong Kong,

Awards & Honors:Second Prize and Liszt Prize, Second Canadian International Organ Competition (
Merit Scholarship, Government of Quebec
Max Stern Fellowship, McGill-University
Provost Fellowship, McGill-University
Third Prize, First Canadian International Organ Competition
Dean’s Scholarship, Oberlin Conservatory
DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service

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