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Pascal Kaufmann

Pascal Kaufmann received his first musical training with Markus Ludwig in Lichtenstein/Sa. After winning several prizes at the national competition Jugend musiziert in Nuremberg, Lübeck and Essen in the categories organ, piano four-hands and early music, he decided in 2011 to study at the Carl-Maria-von-Weber College of Music and at the Dresden College of Church Music. He received important impulses here from Prof. Martin Strohhäcker, cross organist Holger Gehring (organ literature playing) and Frauenkirche organist Samuel Kummer (improvisation), among others. During this time he was awarded the CHRISTOPH-GRAUPNER-KUNSTPREIS and the CARL-MARIA-VON-WEBER-STIPENDIUM at the Semperoper Dresden.
With creative and unconventional programming, Pascal Kaufmann, together with his brother Markus as an organ duo, is a welcome guest at home and abroad.
After graduating with distinction in organ literature and improvisation, he became the youngest A-level church musician at the Dresden University of Music to take up the post at the Stadt- und Schlosskirche in Augustusburg and also worked for a year at the Frauenkirche in Dresden as assistant to Frauenkirche organist Samuel Kummer.
In 2020, his richly coloured transcription of Antonin Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 FROM THE NEW WORLD was released on the QUERSTAND label, recorded with his brother four-handed and four-footed on the Kern organ of the Frauenkirche Dresden.
This was followed in December 2021 by another CD production, this time on the French symphonic organ of the Schlosskirche Chemnitz with works by Smetana ("Die Moldau"), Mendelssohn ("Italienische") and other transcriptions.
In Augustusburg, Pascal Kaufmann created two new formats with the founding of the AUGUSTUSBURG YOUNG PHILHARMONY and the AUGUSTUSBURG MUSIC SUMMER, which have enjoyed great popularity since 2019.

concerts featuring Pascal Kaufmann