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Lionel Rogg


Lionel Rogg, Organist, Harpsichordist, Professor and Composer, showed exceptional musical gifts at an early age. At fifteen he became the organist of Geneva’s St. Boniface church. After finishing his studies with Pierre Second (organ) and Nikita Magaloff (piano) at the Geneva Conservatory of Music, he began his concert career in Geneva’s Victoria Hall. In effect, he gave ten recitals, centered on J.S. Bach’s complete works for organ. The success of these recitals led to the first, of three Bach recordings that he would make; a stunning achievement.

Since then, Lionel Rogg has traveled throughout the world giving numerous concerts on the organ and the Harpsichord. In this capacity he has visited many European countries in the Far East, North and South America, as well as Australia, Japan and Korea.

He has recorded many discs of organ music y such composers as, Buxtehude, Couperin, Griny, Brahms, Liszt, and Reger.

M. Rogg was Organ Professor at the Geneva Conservatory from 1960 to 2002. Students from all over the world came to study with him.  More than fifty of these students received the Conservatory’s First Prize in Organ Virtuosity. He has also taught courses in Improvisations and Interpretation at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

As a composer, M. Rogg is well known for his compositions for Organ, Piano, Choir, Orchestra and Chamber Ensembles.

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