Andreas Warler


 

Andreas Warler

Andreas Warler is organist of the basilica of Steinfeld/Eifel in Germany. The “König-Orgel” is one of the greatest and most significant historic organs of the Rhineland. (Balthasar König 1727, III/35)

Warler was born 1965 in Baasem/Eifel. While studying Theology in Passau the cathedral organist Walter R. Schuster (1992) discovered his outstanding talent and gave him private lessons. Schuster also entrusted to him the duties of playing one of the greatest cathedral organs in the world during divine service and guided-tours of the cathedral, as his own deputy.

Andreas Warler started his studies of church music in 1989 at the ‘High School of Church Music’ in St. Gregorius, Aachen. At the same time he was appointed as organist of the basilica at Steinfeld. As a student of Viktor Scholz (organ) and the cathedral organist of Aachen, Norbert Richtsteig (improvisation), he passed the church music exam with distinction for performance and improvisation. In 1996 he spent some time in intensive studies with Prof. Craig Cramer at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA.

Since 1992 he has been the artistic director of the “Steinfelder Vesperkonzerte”.

He has recorded eight CDs on the “König-Orgel” of Steinfeld and performed in various broadcast and television productions of the ARD/WDR and the Belgian RTBF.

He has given numerous concerts in Germany (Aachen, Schlosskirche Altenburg, Altenberger Dom, Berlin, Bielefeld, Bonn, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Kempen, Korschenbroich, Mittenwald, Mönchengladbach, München, Singen, Wuppertal, and others), Austria, Belgium, England, Iceland, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the USA. He has played in the cathedrals of Bamberg, Fulda, Haarlem (NL), Paderborn and Trier.

Andreas Warler has been invited to play at numerous international organ festivals, including the Orgelfestival Laufen (Switzerland, 2004), the International Organ Summer Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavik (Iceland, 2006), the Christopher Summer Festival Vilnius (Lithuania, 2006), the Festival d’Orgue in Bastogne (Belgium, 2009) with radio broadcast; the Organ Festival of the Cathedral in Haarlem (Netherlands, 2010); and again at Hallgrímskirkja in Reykjavík (Iceland, 2012).