Category Archives: OrganDocs

Docs who play the organ

Rolf Schindler

Rolf Schindler is BalloonDoc and MultiTalentDoc


Hallo Wolfgang,

a couple of months ago you have asked me to report about my hobbies. That is a little risky because I am helping many prejudices by that….. Continue reading Rolf Schindler

Jany Renz

Jany Renz is ConductorDoc, FluteDoc, OrganDoc and PianoDoc


born in Basel in 1946 he studied piano with Ivan Engel, the friend and student of Bartók.
He also studied old music and flute with Hans Martin Linde and organ wirh Adolf Schlegel.

During his international career as Lied accompanist and chamber musician he was partner of leading Lied singers and leading instrumentalists.

He studied conducting with Wilfried Boettcher in Basel. Master classes with Leonard Bernstein and Sergiu Celibidache completed his studies. Continue reading Jany Renz

Minako Uchino

Minako Uchino is CarillonDoc

Minako Uchino, a medical doctor at Toronto’s Princess Margaret Hospital, will play the carillon at theUniversity of Toronto’s Soldier’s Tower for Remembrance Day. (Jennifer Roberts for The Globe and Mail)

From atop a bell-filled monument to the fallen, Minako Uchino hopes to fill the chasm between her current life in Canada and her past in Japan with a musical prayer for peace.

Dr. Uchino, a 37-year-old physician, will pound out her Remembrance Day plea on the carillon in Soldiers’ Tower at the University of Toronto. The tower is a memorial to 628 university members lost to the First World War, and 557 more killed in the Second, when Canada and Japan fought as enemies.

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Jill Forrest

Jill Forrest is CarillonDoc, PianoDoc and OrganDoc


Growing up in Bathurst in the 1940s, Jill Forrest could hear the bells of the town’s carillon from her home. She never forgot the sound – or the feeling it inspired in her – so much so that in the year she turned 40, well into her medical career, she began lessons in playing the carillon, the largest musical instrument in the world. Continue reading Jill Forrest

Gunther Strothmann

Gunther Strothmann is CarillonDoc and ConductorDoc


The MusicDoc from Kiel/North Germany has studied piano and organ with Ernst Hörbe. He began his musical career with organ recitals all over North Germany, Denmark, France and Poland. IN 1977 he founded the Symphony Orchestra Melsdorf.
Beginning with “Kleiner Chor” in 1980 they performed oratories in original language and after a performance with music of Rachmaninov renamned the choir after him.

In 1999 he was called the carillonist of the new carillon in Kiel. He plays it every first Saturday of the monthe at 11 a.m.

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Lothar Löser

Lothar Löser is ConductorDoc and OrganDoc and BusDriverDoc

At his home he has a three manual organ made by Johannus

Lothar Löser is specialised in anesthesy, running his office in Hamburg, he is OrganDoc and he had worked with a former doctors orchestra in Erlangen several years ago…. Having passed an exam with Sacred music he is working as an organist partly. Continue reading Lothar Löser

Irmtraud Tarr

Irmtraud Tarr is OrganDoc and DoubleBassDoc, WriterDoc and Cheese-makerDoc


Irmtraud Tarr is an internationally active concert organist. She can be heard on many CD, radio, and television recordings, many of them on historical instruments. Her preference is for rarities off the beaten track. The Berlin Morgenpost called her “an unusually high-spirited organ artist.” Since 1980, both as pianist and organist, she has played in The Duo with trumpeter Edward H. Tarr.

Since October 2014 she holds the faculty for “Performance Science” at the famous Mozarteum Salzburg! Continue reading Irmtraud Tarr

Johannes Havla

Johannes Havla is OrganDoc, ChoirDoc, ConductorDoc, SacredMusicDoc


After his SacredMusic exam (highest possible A in Germany) and his diploma in organ (class Prof. Gerhard Weinberger) Johannes Havla performed in the Lamberti-Church in Münster/Westfalen and was assistant of Prof. Tomasz A. Nowak. He performs in the area of Nürnberg on organs and conducts several choirs of good standing. Continue reading Johannes Havla

Lars David Kellner

Lars David Kellner is PianoDoc, TranslatorDoc, NaturalistDoc, ReedOrganDoc

Lars David Kellner was born in Weiden in der Oberpfalz (Bavaria, Germany). He received his first piano lessons at the age of 7 from his father. In subsequent years, his piano tutor was the Czech music
pedagogue, Franz Ondrušek. In the years between 1985 and 1995 he studied at the “Hochschule für Musik” (music conservatory) in Nuremberg under Erich Appel, and won several prizes in the state competition for young musicians, “Jugend musiziert”.
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Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer is OrganDoc, CharityDoc, MuseumDoc, TheologyDoc, PhilosophyDoc, NobelPrizeDoc, PeaceDoc, WriterDoc, MusicologyDoc, StampDoc, CoinDoc, CoverDoc, InventorDoc, InstrumentBuilderDoc

Albert Schweitzer (14 January 1875 – 4 September 1965) was a German—and later French—theologian, organist, philosopher, physician, and medical missionary in Africa, also known for his historical work on Jesus. He was born in the province of Alsace-Lorraine, at that time part of the German Empire, though he considered himself French[citation needed] and wrote mostly in French. Continue reading Albert Schweitzer

Wolfgang Ellenberger

Wolfgang Ellenberger is MultiTalentDoc

Wolfgang Ellenberger -now living in Switzerland- studied piano (diploma in music academy Hamburg, concert exam music academy Lübeck) and worked also as conductor.


After giving more than 30 master-classes for medical doctors in Germany he founded THIS web
Later he founded the association and became president of it for his life-time. Continue reading Wolfgang Ellenberger