Martin Hofmann | Organist
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Martin Hofmann is an organist at the Ev.-luth. Stabkirche in Hahnenklee and caretaker of the marvellous historic Christoph-Treutmann-Organ (1737) in the Stiftskirche St. Georg in Grauhof. In these two churches he also organizes well-received concert series. Martin Hofmann is a renowned concert organist, and also an organ consultant as well as a teacher for organ and piano. 


Martin Hofmann studied church music (A) at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover and also organ at the Akademie für Alte Musik in Bremen and at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where he achieved the Artist-Diploma Degree. His teachers were Johannes Baumann, Cornelius Schneider-Pungs, Ulrich Bremsteller, Harald Vogel, and William Porter. 

 

In several masterclasses with leading organists — including Almut Rößler, André Fleury, Xavier Darasse, Sergio Vartolo, and Gillian Weir — he could deepen his knowledge about interpretation and performance practice of different styles and periods of organ music. Study on many historic organs in Northern Germany, France and the Netherlands further refined his registration and playing technique. After Martin Hofmann won the international IV. Concours d’interpretation à l’orgue “César Franck“ in Toulouse (1989) he played many concerts in Europe and the USA. He also appeared on radio and television and recorded several CDs. 

 

Martin Hofmann plays organ music of all styles. Very much —of course— he likes the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, also the Northern German Organ music or the French Romantic Music, and thereof especially the music of César Franck. Also the German Romantic finds his love — always depending on the organ which he is allowed to play. 

 

Furthermore, Hofmann is a specialist in playing together with choirs, orchestras, soloists and ensembles as well in symphonic settings as in chamber music. He appeared, for example, with Poulenc’s Organ Concert or with the “Organ Symphony“ from Saint Saëns, as accompanist in many large and small instrumented works (from “Alpensinfonie“ over “Missa solemnis“ through to John Rutter’s “Requiem“). As continuo player he took part in many oratorios, cantatas and mass compositions, as accompanist he worked together with many soloists and instrumentalists. 

 

Martin Hofmann was organist and cantor at St. Albans-Church and at the Christuskirche in Hildesheim, at St. Jacobi in Bramstedt, St. Luke’s-Church in Bedford (MA/USA), St. Marien in Stralsund and at St. Trinitatis in Wolfenbüttel. Furthermore, he was “singwart“ for the Ev.-ref. Kirche in Northwest Germany, organ consultant for the Pommersche Evangelische Kirche and the Braunschweiger Landeskirche as well as teacher for Organ and Improvisation at the Institut für Kirchenmusik at the University in Greifswald and at the Institut für Kirchenmusik in Halberstadt.


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Events

May
Thursday, 6.5.2021 — 7:30 P.M.
Stabkirche Hahnenklee
Organ Concert
August
Sunday, 29.8.2021 — 5 P.M.
Stiftskirche St. Georg, Grauhof
Trumpet and Organ
Joachim Pliquett and Martin Hofmann
Works from Bach, Händel, Clarke, Loeillet und Mouret
October
Thursday, 28.10.2021 — 5 P.M.
Stabkirche Hahnenklee
Organ Concert

Discography

2019
CD: Orgellandschaften Folge 9 — Eine musikalische Wanderung zu neun Orgeln in der Region Harz

CD-cover for Orgellandschaften - Eine musikalische Reise zu neun Orgeln in der Region Harz
Jörg Ehrenfeuchter, Martin Hofmann and Gerald de Vries play compositions from J. S. Bach, Muffat, R. Schumann, Brahms and others at nine outstanding organgs of the Harz region
© 2019 Nomine
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Price: 9,80 €, Shipping: 2,50 €, Order number: CD-05
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October 2010
CD: „Leise weht’s durch alle Lande“ — Romantische Weihnachtsmusik für Sopran und Orgel aus der Stabkirche Hahnenklee

CD-cover for „Leise weht's durch alle Lande …“ - Romantische Weihnachtsmusik
Sabine Petter (Soprano) und Martin Hofmann (Organ), works from Wolf, Reger, Humperdinck, Guilmant and others
© 2010 TS-Tonträger
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Price: 11 €, Shipping: 2,50 €, Order number: CD-04
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July 2003
CD: Trompete und Treutmann-Orgel in der Klosterkirche zu Grauhof

CD-cover for Trompete und Treutmann-Orgel in der Klosterkirche zu Grauhof
Martin Weller and Martin Hofmann play works from Purcell, Vivaldi, Loeillet, Händel and others
© 2003 Verein der Förderer der Treutmann-Orgel von 1737 in der Stiftskirche Grauhof e.V.
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Price: 13 €, Shipping: 2,50 €, Order number: CD-03
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October 2000
CD: Orgelmusik aus der Stabkirche Hahnenklee

CD-cover for Orgelmusik aus der Stabkirche Hahnenklee
Martin Hofmann plays at the Goll-Organ, works from J. S. Bach, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Franck, Vierne, Boëllmann and others
© 2000 Motette Ursina
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Price: 11 €, Shipping: 2,50 €, Order number: CD-02
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CD: Weihnachtliche Orgelmusik aus der Stabkirche Hahnenklee

CD-cover for Weihnachtliche Orgelmusik aus der Stabkirche Hahnenklee
Martin Hofmann plays works from Buxtehude, Bach, Krebs, Lefébure-Wely, Franck, Hiller and others at the Goll-Organ
© 2000 Motette Ursina
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Price: 10 €, Shipping: 2,50 €, Order number: CD-01
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Photos

© Nico Hoffmann (Nr. 01—10) | Emma Noll (Nr. 11)

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