KRISTIAN KROGSØE (b. 1982) is cathedral organist in Aarhus (DK), a position he has held since 2007. The newly restored main organ of the cathedral is the largest of the country with 96 stops and pipework from 4 centuries. Beside his work at the cathedral Kristian also teaches at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus.
He studied with Prof. Ulrik Spang-Hanssen as well as at the University of Arts in Berlin. 2009 he graduated with honors after having completed the “Konzertexamen” as a student of prof. Leo van Doeselaars and Erwin Wiersingas.
Kristian Krogsøe has performed as an organ soloist at numerous venues and festivals in Denmark and abroad. 2021 engagements include recitals in Laurenskerk, Rotterdam, as well as in Berliner Dom. Also he will be on tour with the renowned danish vocal ensemble Ars Nova and the distinguished conductor Paul Hillier.
2012 Krogsøes first CD recording was released with the complete organ works by Maurice Duruflé and the Requiem and Motets. The recording won the german critics’ award “Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik”.
In spring 2016 another CD “Tribute to Bach” was released with organ works by Bach (transcriptions), Liszt and Reger. The press wrote: “Krogsøe’s virtuoso performances make light work of the technical demands” (Grammophone). “The virtuosity of Krogsøe makes this a most enjoyable disc” (Choir and Organ)
Kristian has appeared as a soloist with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra at different occasions and in 2008 he played the organ solo part in the opera Doctor Faust by Busoni with the Berliner Staatsoper conducted by Daniel Barenboim. Also he performed with the Danish Radio Broadcast Vocal Ensemble conducted by Marcus Creed as well as with the Danish National Opera Chorus.