Johannes Mayr

MayrJohannes 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’

Johannes Mayr – Happy Birthday – St.Eberhard, Stuttgart
Johannes Mayr – Improvisation on ‘Was Gott tut, das ist wohl getan’ – Schweiklberg

Otto Maria Krämer


Otto Maria Krämer studied at the Folkwang Hochschule, Essen and at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf. His teacher was Wolfgang Seifen. In 1995 he won the first prize of the Concours d’Improvisation a l’orgue Montbrison. He teaches now in the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne.


Otto Maria Kramer: Improvisations

Suite Francaise – Plein jeu
Suite Francaise – Fugue
Suite Francaise – Récit
Suite Francaise – Basse de trompette
Suite Francaise – Quatuor
Suite Francaise – Duo
Suite Francaise – Tierce en taille
Suite Francaise – Dialogue sur les grands jeux
Symphonie Francaise – Allegro ma non troppo
Symphonie Francaise – Cantabile
Symphonie Francaise – Scherzando on “Macht hoch die Tür”
Symphonie Francaise – Prière
Symphonie Francaise – Final
Improvisation in Memoriam Marcel Dupré on “Ave maris stella”