BIOGRAPHY

Since 2007 Kristian Krogsøe (b. 1982) is the organist of Aarhus Cathedral with its renowned 1927 Frobenius organ – Denmark’s largest church instrument.

Krogsøe combines the full time position as cathedral organist with duties as organ teacher at The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, as well as an international career as concert organist.

He studied church music at the conservatory in Aarhus, where he graduated in 2006 as a student of Prof. Ulrik Spang-Hanssen. He was then accepted into the organ class of Prof. Leo van Doeselaar and Erwin Wiersinga at the University of Arts in Berlin, Germany. After 3 years of studies he obtained the concert exam diploma with distinction.

Aarhus Cathedral organ

As a soloist with orchestra and choir he collaborated with conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Leif Segerstam, Marcus Creed, Stefan Parkman and Alexander Vedernikov.

As a recitalist Kristian Krogsøe has performed at numerous venues and festivals in Denmark as well as abroad on both historic and modern instruments. Former engagements include Groningen Martinikerk (Holland), Bergen International Organ Festival (Norway), Skt Michaelis Kirche Hamburg (Germany), St Wenzel Naumburg (Germany), Temple Church London (Great Britain), Stockholm International Organ Festival OrganSpace (Sweden) and the St Petersburg Music Conservatory Recitals (Russia).

2012 Krogsøe released his first CD including Maurice Duruflés complete organ works as well as the Requiem with the choirs of Aarhus Cathedral conducted by Carsten Seyer-Hansen. The CD received “Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik”. 2016 a CD entitled “A Tribute to J. S. Bach” was released, containing romantic transcriptions of original Bach works as well as original compositions by Max Reger (op. 46) and Franz Liszt (Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen).