Organ Recital by Jens Korndörfer



1.6.2024 (Sat) 4pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Free admission with ticket (Online Registration)


Jens Korndörfer

German organist Dr. Jens Korndörfer is Associate Professor of Organ at Baylor University in Texas. Until 2023, he served as Director of Worship and the Arts and Organist at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta and directed the organ program at Georgia State University. Praised as “a virtuoso in the grand Romantic tradition” who creates “performances that are deeply musically satisfying as well as exciting” (The American Organist), Korndörfer is regularly invited at the most prestigious venues and festivals around the world.

Highlights of Korndörfer’s performance career include concerts at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, the Cadet Chapel in West Point, Duke University Chapel, the Cathedral-Basilica in St. Louis, the Montreal Bach Festival, the Cathedrals in Washington, Berlin, Paris, Salzburg, Oslo, and Moscow, Westminster Abbey in London, the Royal Chapel in Versailles, the Frauenkirche in Dresden, the Minster in Ulm, Suntory Hall and Metropolitan Art Space in Tokyo, Kyoto Concert Hall, and the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

Korndörfer’s repertoire reaches from the Renaissance to the 21st century, including transcriptions, and world premieres. He is frequently invited as a guest speaker and clinician at universities and concert halls, and as jury member in competitions. At Baylor University, he teaches applied organ and harpsichord lessons and classes in service playing and improvisation. Korndörfer also founded the annual National High School Organ Competition, organizes study trips abroad and performance opportunities on and off campus for his studio, and various educational opportunities for organists of all ages.

A top-honor graduate from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, the Oberlin Conservatory, the Musikhochschule in Bayreuth, and McGill University in Montreal, Korndörfer’s teachers include Olivier Latry, Michel Bouvard, James David Christie, and Ludger Lohmann. Korndörfer has also released five recordings on major instruments in France, Japan, Canada, and the USA.


J. S. Bach (1685 – 1750)
Toccata in C, BWV 564

C.M. Widor (1844 – 1937)
Symphony No. 6 for Organ in G minor, Op.42
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Intermezzo
IV. Cantabile
V. Final

Free tickets will be available, limited to four per person, on a first-come-first-served basis at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre enquiries counter between 9 am and 9 pm, or through online registration starting from 3 May (Fri). Children aged 6 and above are welcome. The programme lasts approximately 50 minutes without intermission.

The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.

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