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Jörg Reddin (Choral Conductor, Organ)

Born: 1973 - Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

The German choral conductor, organist and church musician, Jörg Fritz Reddin, realized his big interest in music and organs already in childhood. He received in 1985 his first piano lessons. At age 15, he was sitting in Warnemünder Kirche on the organ bench, and in 1988 began training on the organ with LKMD Christiane Werbs, Erich Piasetzki, Fritz Abs and Eva Schad. After two trips to the forming professional offset printing world and the commercial accounting office, he realized that this was not to be his main life tasks. So he devoted himself at this time already intensively playing the organ as a hobby. In 1994 he participated in the "Jugend musiziert" National Competition in organ, and in 1996 he won the first prize at the International Organ Competition of the Hanseatic cities in Elburg (Netherlands).

From autumn 1997 to summer 2001, Jörg Reddin studied church music at the der Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg, with KMD Jan Ernst (organ) and Wilfried Jochens (singing), among others. During his studies in Hamburg he founded the Kammerchor Cantus Hamburg and was its first director. He conducted the chamber choir in the projects of Michaelisoratorium by Carl Adoph Kuntzen and Weihnachtsoratorium by Camille Saint-Saëns. An Erasmus scholarship took him to Vienna in October 2001. There he studied organ with University Professor Michael Radulescu at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, and from 2002 to 2005 singing with University Professor Dr. Gertraud Schmid-Berka. In addition, he trained in choral conducting with University Professor Alois Glaßner and in organ with University Professor Dr. Florian Pagitsch. He also attended master-classes for organ with Michael Schönheit (Leipzig) and Professor Dr. Martin Sander (Heidelberg) and courses for singing with Tünde Szabóki (Budapest) and Burgtheater actress Maresa Hörbiger (Vienna). During his studies, he sang in January 2005 as a choir soloist in a concert performance of Mozart's opera Idomeneo under the baton of Daniel Harding at the International Mozart Week in Salzburg in 2005.

After his studies, Jörg Reddin worked as a church musician in small towns in Mecklenburg, including at the Bismarck-Gedächtniskirche in Aumühle and as a Kantor at the Stiftskirche zu Bützow. Besides, he studied between 2008 and 2010 church music A in Halle (Saale). In 2013, he was appointed Kantor of the Protestant Churches in Arnstadt, as successor of the longtime Kantor KMD Gottfried Preller

Source: Kirche Arnstadt Website (April 25, 2013), English translation by Aryeh Oron (June 2014)
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Aryeh Oron (June 2014)

Jörg Reddin: Short Biography | Recordings of Vocal Works

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Kensuke Ohira


Video (2015): BWV 101

Gerhard Polifka


Video (2015): BWV 181

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Vorstellung des Kirchenmusikers Jörg Reddin (Kirche Arnstadt) [German]

Jörg Reddin (Cantus Hanburg) [German]

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