Stefan Engels (organ)

Professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas (USA)

Stefan Engels holds the position of Professor of Organ and is the L. Fullinwider Centennial Chair in Music Performance at Southern Methodist University in Dallas (USA). From 2005 until 2015 he was Professor of Organ at the University of Music and Performing Arts “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in Leipzig (Germany), where he founded and was Artistic Director of the European Organ Academy Leipzig. From 1999 until 2005 he was Professor of Organ at Westminster Choir College in Princeton (USA). Engels has performed and taught extensively in Europe, USA, South Korea and Russia and he frequently serves on juries at international organ competitions. He has recorded for Naxos, Genuin and Priory and has recently completed the world premiere recording of the complete organ works of Sigfrid Karg-Elert (15 CDs). Engels received his education in Germany and the United States. He achieved his international breakthrough when he won the Gold Medal at the 1998 Calgary International Organ Competition.