The German conductor and church musiciam, Karlfried Haas, studied studied in Heidelberg church music (A degree) and singing. He attended master-classes, inter alia, with René Jacobs and Nigel North (Internationale Akademie für Alte Musik Innsbruck), Wolfgang Seiffen (Internationale Orgelakademie Altenberg) and Hans-Ola Ericsson, as well as private studies in singing with Phillip Langshaw, and in conducting with Alexander Wagner and Gunter Kahlert.
By the end of 2002 was Karlfried Haas was Adjunct Kantor at the Lutherkirche Heidelberg, where he worked with various early music ensembles, including with the Barockorchester L'arpa Festante München. Since 2003 he is Kantor of the Evangelischen Matthäi-Kirchengemeinde in Düsseldorf, Director of Musik in Matthäi and reponsible for the musical ensembles of the community. He has since been very successful, bringing the traditional Kantorei an Matthäi and the Symphonieorchester an Matthäi to national importance.
In recent years Karlfried Haas has emerged from a prominent and consistent programming, meet in the oratorios to works of the symphonic genre, and both come in attractive interaction. Regularly distinguished musicians are his guests, and under his direction a number of respected concerts took place. Various CDís and DVDís are available, including: J.S. Bach: "Johannespassion" (2012); J.S. Bach "Weihnachtsoratorium I-VI" (2011); Rossini: "Petite Messe solennelle" (orchestral version) and Johannes Brahms "Symphonie Nr. 2 D-Dur" (2011); Mozart: "Große Messe c-moll" and Robert Schumann: "Symphonie Nr. 4 d-moll" (2010); Rossini: "Stabat Mater" and J. Brahms "Symphonie Nr. 4 e-moll" (2010); Mozart "Requiem" and J. Brahms "Symphonie Nr. 1 c-moll" (2009); Felix Mendelssohn: "Elias" (2009); Haydn: "Die Schöpfung" (2008); L.v. Beethoven "Messe in C", "Ouvertüre: Die Weihe des Hauses" and "Symphonie Nr. 6 Pastorale" (2008); F. Mendelssohn "Paulus" (2007).