Johannes Mayr studied Church Music at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart. Since 2009 he has taught organ improvisation at the Stuttgarter Musikhochschule. In 2011 he became organist at the Co-Cathedral of St. Eberhard in Stuttgart. He has won several improvisation competitions including first prize in the 1991 Montbrison Improvisation competition. He has also published a book on the organbuilder Joseph Gabler.
Organ Improvisations on Bach Toccata & Fugue in D Minor
Johannes Mayr is one of the organists included on the recording above along with Lionel Rogg, Barbara Dennetlein, Frederic Blanc, David Franke and others.
Johannes Mayr an der Jann-Orgel, St. Andreas Endersbach.
Bauer-Studios, Ludwigsburg 2012.
According to the entry at the Deutsche National Bibliothek, this includes an improvisation on ‘Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme’