Lukas Hasler - Organ
Lukas Hasler (born in 1996) is studying organ at the Académie Supérieure de Musique de Strasbourg in France and under the tutelage of Prof. Ulrich Walther at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria. He also completed his studies in cultural and media management at the University of Hamburg, Germany, where he graduated in 2019 with a master’s degree. In addition to his participation in the opening ceremony of the Salzburg Festival, he has performed at the Tyrolean Festival Erl, organ summer at the Saint Florian Bruckner Organ, at the International Organ Festival in Düsseldorf as well as at the Russian music festival of the Volgograd Philharmonic.
In addition to his international concert career, which has already taken him to Germany, France, Italy, Great Britain, Russia and Israel as well as to some of the largest cathedrals in the United States, Lukas won the “Prima la Musica” music competition for organ twice and in 2019 the “Grand Prix” at the International Organ Competition in Malta. In 2014 he also won the “Bärenreiter-Special” prize for his interpretation of a work by J.S. Bach. A year later, “Jugend komponiert”, a competition for young composers, named Lukas as a finalist for his piano and violin suites. The young organist and composer has attended master classes with Jean Guillou, Ton Koopman, Ludger Lohmann and Skip Sempé. Lukas is gaining recognition for his colourful and passionate musicality. In addition to his concert tours, Lukas Hasler also appears as choirmaster and arranger of transcriptions for organ. “A Portrait” is the title of his first solo CD with organ music by Bach, Liszt, Dupré and his own improvisations and was released in the summer of 2019. He was named “rising star” of the year 2020 by the Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung. With more than 40,000 followers on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter, he is one of the world‘s most successful organist on social media. In 2021, he will be touring in the USA, China and Australia as well as other international invitations to Germany, Italy and Malta.