This weekend, the International Organ Summer in Hallgrímskirkja brings you the world renowned organist Winfried Böning. Böning is the Titular organist of Cologne Cathedral in Germany, one of the most sought after placement for an organist in the world. On Sunday July 8th at 5 pm Böning plays works by Karg-Elert, Widor, Chaconne in D minor by Bach in addition to the famous Adagio by Samuel Barber.
Admission is 2.500 ISK.
Tickets are sold in Hallgrímskirkja one hour before the concert and on www.midi.is.
Winfried Bönig is since 2001 Titular Organist of Cologne Cathedral, one
of the most prestigious places for an organist in the world. His work as
professor for organ and improvisation at the “Hochschule für Musik” in
Cologne means he also is dean of the department of Catholic church
Bönig was born in Bamberg, Germany, in 1959 and has studied
organ, conducting and church music with Franz Lehrndorfer, Cathedral
organist in Munich, at the Munich College of Music. He passed his
exams with distinction, additionally he received a prestigious master
class diploma. In 1993, Bönig earned a doctorate degree in musicology
at the University of Augsburg.
1984‒1998 Bönig was organist at the St. Josef Church in Memmingen
in Bavaria. International concert appearances as organist, harpsichordist
and conductor have taken him all over the world and he is frequently
invited to perform at organ inaugurations.
Bönig has premiered numerous works dedicated to him, including those
by Jean Guillou, Naji Hakim, Stephen Tharp, and Daniel Roth. The
concert series where he played all the organ works of Johann Sebastian
Bach, Max Reger and Olivier Messiaen are milestones in his career.