About Philipp


Philipp Pelster was born in Germany in 1984.

He studied organ and church music at the University Mozarteum Salzburg with several professors, primarily Daniel Chorzempa. He then went on to study at the Hochschule für Musik, Basel in 2008 with Martin Sander. In 2010, he graduated with the Master's degree in organ. Further studies in musicology at the Hochschule für Musik, Karlsruhe and the University of Salzburg led to an additional Master's degree.

In 2014 he received his doctoral degree (Dr. des.) from the Hochschule fur Musik, Karlsruhe. His thesis concerns Max Reger's pupil Hermann Grabner (1886-1969), an influential German music theoretician.

In 2006 Mr. Pelster was appointed as organ consultant for the Archidiocese of Salzburg. Since 2013 he has been working as a lecturer in musicology at the Hochschule für Musik, Karlsruhe. In addition he was appointed as teacher for organ and music theory in Salzburg in 2014.


Photo by J.  Cieminski