Daniel Beilschmidt

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Daniel Beilschmidt was born in Zeulenroda in Thuringia, Germany in 1978. After getting first piano lessons at the age of 13 he attended the music-classes in Goethe-Gymnasium in Gera. From 2000 to 2006 he studied Organ at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig with Stefan Johannes Bleicher, Arvid Gast, Ullrich Böhme (Organist of St.Thomas) and Volker Bräutigam (Improvisation). 2003 he went for one year to Copenhagen to study with Hans Fagius. After his Diploma in 2006 he inscribed in the Hochschule für Musik in Weimar to conclude his organ studies with the “Konzertexamen” in 2008 with Michael Kapsner and Bernhard Klapprott (Early music). In 2002 Daniel Beilschmidt won the first price of a scholarship of the "Hans-und-Eugenia-Jütting-Stiftung Stendal". He has succesfully taken part in several competitions: in 2008 he was Ritter-Prize-winner of the "International August-Gottfried-Ritter-Competition Magdeburg/Germany" as well as he took the fourth place of the "International Bach Competition Leipzig". In 2009 Daniel Beilschmidt was assigned as University Organist in Leipzig as well as assistant organist at St.Thomas. As well as in Germany he has played concerts in Scandinavia, Ucraine and Mexico. He collaborates regularly with the Thomanerchor and the Gewandhaus Orchester and has played at the Bachfest Leipzig and the Movimento Festival Wolfsburg, a.o. with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and the oboist Ramon Ortega Quero. He is teaching organ and improvisation at the "Thomasschule" and the Academy for Church Music in Halle.

Photography: Irène Zandel

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