SOP Podcast #89 - Wolff von Roos on starting learning the piece, extremely slow tempo and organ duo performances
taught himself about the organ and methods. By the time he was 15 he started taking organ instruction.
He's 20 years old right now and is currently studying music/organ performance with Raul Prieto Ramirez at Ball State University. He is also taking outside formal instruction from Travis Person who teaches at the University of Indianapolis.
Wolff currently serves as Assistant Organist (Organ Scholar) at Broadway United Methodist in Indianapolis, IN. He also works as a solo freelance concert organist and plays in an organ duo team called 2Chamades with Jacob Minns.
He loves to study works from Josef Rheinberger to Vaughan Williams, from Olivier Messiaen and Louis Vierne to underrated composers like Grégoire Rolland, etc.
Wolff also enjoys learning about improvisation in all kinds of styles, his favorite improviser is Pierre Cochereau. He likes to discover orchestra & piano works that have been turned into organ pieces. and enjoys transcribing works himself.
He is a huge fan of the Romantic era in the organ world. English, French, German, you name it.
In this conversation among other things, we talk about starting learning the piece, extremely slow tempos and performances for organ duet.
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