Samuel Kummer

German organist and teacher Samuel Kummer was born on 28 February 1968 in Stuttgart, where he studied at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst. His teachers included  Christoph Bossert, Werner Jacob, Ludger Lohmann, Willibald Bezler, Hans Martin Corrinth, Wolfgang Seifen, Marie-Claire Alain, Hans Fagius, Lorenzo Ghielmi, Olivier Latry and Jean-Claude Zehnder.

His international concert career began in 1988, encompassing concert series in Maastricht and Warsaw, and recitals in Guatemala Cathedral, Riga Cathedral, Suntory Hall and for WDR.

He was Bezirkskantor (district cantor) in Kirchheim unter Teck, Baden-Württemberg (1998-2005) and was organist at the Dresden Frauenkirche (2005-2022).

From 2007 he was a lecturer at the Hochschule für Kirchenmusik Dresden.

Samuel Kummer died on 23 April 2024, aged fifty-six, after collapsing at Dresden Hauptbahnhof on his way to teach in Würzburg.


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