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KRISTIAN KROGSØE (b. 1982) has been the Aarhus Cathedral organist since the year 2007 and teaches the organ at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus.

He studied with prof. Ulrik Spang-Hanssen at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus and later on, he studied with prof. Leo van Doeselaar and Erwin Wiersinga at the Soloists Class at the University of Arts in Berlin, Germany.The year 2009 he graduated with distinction after his Concert Exam. Kristian has also studied improvisation with Dirk Elsemann in Berlin.

Since his debut in Berliner Dom, Kristian Krogsøe has been a popular solo player and has given numerous concerts with a wide repertoire, both in Denmark as well as in other countries (f.ex. in Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy, Estonia, Israel and Russia). In the year 2011 the Music Conservatorium in St. Petersburg invited him to give a masterclass in french 20th century music for organ.

Spring 2012 his first CD was released with the complete organ works by Duruflé and his Requiem and Motets together with Aarhus Cathedral Choir and featuring Bo Skovhus and Randi Stene. The recording has recently won the german critics’  award “Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik”.

Kristian has also appeared as a soloist with orchestras. In the year 2008 he played the opera Doctor Faust by Busoni with the Berliner Staatsoper, conducted by Daniel Barenboim. He played the Organ Concerto by Poulenc and Symphony no. 3 by Saint-Saëns in 2011 with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and the conductor Giancarlo Andretta.

Kristian Krogsøe has taken part in several master classes with leading organists (a.o. Dame Gillian Weir, Olivier Latry, John Scott, Paolo Crivellaro, David Sanger, Naji Hakim, Guy Bovet and Michel Bouvard) in England, the Netherlands, Italy, Slovenia, France and Germany.