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Matthias Göttemann (Choral Conductor, Organ)

Born: Iphofen, Bavaria, Germany

The German choral conductor, organist and church musician, Matthias Göttemann, was born in Iphofen, grew up in Mainbernheim, and already as a child received his first piano and organ lessons. At the age of 15, he was first employed as an organist. During his youth he played with two of his siblings as a piano trio in many concerts in the Franconia area and in Austria and participated successfully several times at the competition " Jugend musiziert ". After graduation, he first led a choir in Kitzingen; in parallel, he studied church music at the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg with completion of the A-diploma in 1995. Among his teachers were Professor Günther Kaunzinger (organ), Professor Jörg Straube (choral conducting), Michael Schlüter (piano) and Jutta Bucelis-Dehn (singing). He also studied music education and organ training.

From 1993 to 2002 was Matthias Göttemann served as Kantor at the Martin-Luther-Kirche in Würzburg. During his time there he established a rich musical program, which focused on the development of the Martin-Luther-Chor to a large oratorio choir. Since 1994 he leads the Würzburger Madrigalchor; since 1996, he was artistic director of Würzburger Sängerverein, which was founded by Valentin Becker in 1847. Under the auspices of this Association came out the Oratorienchor Würzburg from the Martin-Luther-Chor on January 1, 2001.

Since April 2002, Matthias Göttemann serves as Dekanatskantor in Dekanat Rügheim in Landkreis Haßberge. There, he directs the concert series "Kirchenmusik in den Hassbergen", the Kantorei Hassberge, the Gospelchor Hassberg and "Musicalchor Junge Stimmen."

Recently, Matthias Göttemann was able to appear as conductor with leading orchestras such as the Thüringen Philharmonie, the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and the Nürnberger Symphoniker. Concert tours, such as to France, Italy, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland or Sweden, as well as participation in CD productions, radio and television recordings complement his musical activities.


Source: Oratorienchor Würzburg Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (July 2009)
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Aryeh Oron (July 2009)

Matthias Göttemann: Short Biography | Oratorienchor Würzburg | Recordings of Vocal Works

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Chorleitung - Oratorienchor Würzburg [German]

Matthias Göttemann, Dekanatskantor im Dekanat Rügheim stellt sich vor: (Kirchenmusik in den Hassbergen) [German]

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