PHILIPP PELSTER (b 1984 )
Philipp Maximilian Pelster was born in Wuppertal in 1984. He studied organ and church music at the Salzburg University Mozarteum with several professors, primarily Daniel Chorzempa. He continued studies at the Basel Hochschule für Musik in 2008 with Martin Sander. In 2010 he graduated with a master’s degree in organ. Further studies in musicology at the Karlsruhe Hochschule für Musik and the University of Salzburg led to an additional master’s degree. In 2014 he received his doctoral degree from the Karlsruhe Hochschule fur Musik with a thesis on Max Reger’s pupil Hermann Grabner (1886–1969), an influential German music theoretician. In 2006 Philipp Pelster was appointed organ consultant for the Archdiocese of Salzburg. Since 2013 he has been working as a lecturer in musicology at the Karlsruhe Hochschule für Musik.