Marcel Andreas Ober


Organ

Marcel Andreas Ober is an organist, pianist, conductor and church musician living in Duesseldorf, Germany.
He maintains a busy concert schedule with performances at home and abroad, for example Rome/Italy, Switzerland and also Kaliningrad and Belgorod/Russia. Since 2012 he is working also as musical director at the catholic main church in the oldtown of Duesseldorf, Sankt Lambertus with its organ built by Rieger/Austria in 1999 (IV manuals / 74 stops).

Born 1977 in Düsseldorf, he received his first piano lesson at the age of six from his teacher Lotharfritz Weber at the municipal Clara-Schumann-Musikschule in Duesseldorf. Four years later he additionally studied organ with Winfried Kannengießer in Kaiserswerth.

1998 he began his university studies with Stefan Schmidt and Prof. Wolfgang Seifen (organ and improvistation) and Sabine Kube (piano) at the Robert-Schumann-Hochschulfor music in Duesseldorf.

2002 he passed the examinations as a church musician with distinction and earned his diploma. After additional studies in conducting at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne with Michael Luig he also earned his diploma as an conductor for orchestra in 2007.
He successfully reached the finals at the Organ competition in Paris in 2007. In 2008 he won the first prize and also a special prize for the best interpretation of an contemporary work (Èvocation III by Thierry Escaich, Paris) at the International organ competition Bach und die Moderne in Graz (Austria).

In October 2017 Marcel Andreas Ober made his debut at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre.

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