Christian Schmitt

Organ | *1976 | Germany

Christian Schmitt has dedicated himself, body and soul, to the organ. Not only is he one of the world’s most sought-after organists, but also a member of various juries, an expert on concert organs and a passionate teacher. He has a long-standing association with the Tonhalle Zürich, having assisted as a specialist with the construction of the new organ. It is therefore only fitting that he will now be performing on the instrument in front of an audience!

Christian Schmitt likes to include works of the 20th and 21st centuries in his programmes, performing them with just as much charisma and virtuosity as he does when playing compositions of older organ literature. He has played on the world’s most beautiful organs under the most renowned conductors, and he knows the peculiarities of countless instruments. For every organ is indeed different – which is frequently a cause for joy, but sometimes less so. This inspired him to develop a digital version of the Philharmonie Essen’s organ in close cooperation with an acoustics company. Since this instrument is transportable, he can now also perform on «his» instrument whenever he wishes.

He regularly shares his enthusiasm for music, and especially for the organ, with children and young people through his involvement in Germany’s «Rhapsody in School» music education project.

June 2022
Sat 04. Jun
18.30

Orgel und Orchester mit Herbert Blomstedt

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Herbert Blomstedt Conductor, Christian Schmitt Orgel Bach, Messiaen, Bruckner
Sun 05. Jun
19.30

Orgel und Gesang

Thomas Hampson Bariton, Christian Schmitt Orgel
Sun 12. Jun
11.15

Literatur und Musik

Sayaka Takeuchi Violine, Matvey Demin Flöte, Philippe Litzler Trompete, Christian Schmitt Orgel, Stefan Kurt Lesung, Peter Hagmann Einführung Bach, Martin, Eben, Rainer Maria Rilke
Sun 12. Jun
14.30

Orgeltag für Kinder

Christian Schmitt Orgel und Konzept, Daniela Timokhine Orgel und Konzept, Annina Frey Moderation
September 2021
Thu 23. Sep
19.30

Orgeleinweihung mit Christian Schmitt – Im Fokus

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Christian Schmitt Orgel Dubugnon, Connesson, Saint-Saëns
Fri 24. Sep
19.30

Orgeleinweihung mit Christian Schmitt – Im Fokus

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Christian Schmitt Orgel Dubugnon, Connesson, Saint-Saëns
Sat 25. Sep
17.00

Nacht der Orgel

Christian Schmitt Orgel, Martin Haselböck Orgel, Marco Amherd Orgel, Anna-Victoria Baltrusch Orgel, Andreas Jost Orgel, Gabriele Marinoni Orgel, Tobias Willi Orgel, Estnischer Philharmonischer Kammerchor, Tõnu Kaljuste Leitung und Einstudierung, Kadri Toomoja Orgel, Elisabeth Harringer-Pignat Violine, Cathrin Kudelka Violine, Kamil Łosiewicz Kontrabass, Sabine Poyé Morel Flöte, Isaac Duarte Oboe und Oboe d'amore, Andreas Berger Schlagzeug, Peter Solomon Klavier und Moderation, nextstop:classic,
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