Reiner Gaar

Organist - Choir Director - Church Musician - Composer - Lecturer



Reiner Gaar was born in Schwabach (near Nuremberg) and studied Lutheran Church Music in Bayreuth and Wuerzburg. He continued his studies of the organ and improvisation for some years under Prof. Günther Kaunzinger and Prof. Daniel Roth. He was a private pupil of Helga Schauerte in Paris and took part in various organ courses (including Guy Bovet, Marie-Claire Alain, M. Radulescu and Hans Haselböck). Since 1985 Reiner Gaar has been Director of Music for the regional church administration district of Castell in Lower Franconia (Bavaria). From 1987 to 1995 he taught artistic and liturgical organ studies at the University of Church Music in Esslingen am Neckar. He has given concerts throughout Europe (including appearances at the International Organ Festivals in Estonia (1997) and Oliva (Poland) (2002) and composed works for the organ and other instruments. His textbook on organ improvisation is published by Carus . Since March 1998, in addition to his duties in Castell, Reiner Gaar teaches and lectures on the organ at the University of Church Music in Bayreuth . In April 2003 he took up an additional teaching post at the University of Music in Wuerzburg.


Contact: Reiner Gaar
              Hauptstraße 17
              D-97320 Buchbrunn
              Tel.  0049/9321/92 44 0 44
           Mail: reiner.gaar(at)