The Nova Ars Organorum series of the  Festival de Música Antigua de Tenerife (Fimante) [Tenerife Early Music Festival] offers on Saturday, the 21st at 8:00 pm the concert Cuatro autores para un órgano, [Four authors for an organ] by German organist Heinrich Walther. It takes place at Iglesia Nuestra Señora de la Merced in El Médano, in the municipality of Granadilla de Abona. Admission to listen to this programme that includes pieces by Bach, Haydn, Mozart and Liszt is free.

The artistic director of the series, Rosario Álvarez, explained that “the German organ made by Gerhard Schmid in the late 20th century is ideal to play authors of different styles like the great Johann Sebastian Bach, the classical Haydn and Mozart -the former in a transcription by Heinrich Walther- or the Romantic composer Frank Liszt, in one of his most spectacular and greatest creations for this instrument, which will display all its sound qualities with it”.

Heinrich Walther is one of the busiest concert organists in his generation. The core of his repertoire includes the most important literature for organ as well as his own transcriptions of symphonic works and music for piano by Bach, played in a grand piano, in harpsichord or in clavichord.

In the past few years he has toured the United States, Mexico, many European countries and Israel, as well as Singapore, Korea and Japan. He has given concerts with the state philharmonics of Perm, Yekaterinburg, Ufa, Chelyabinsk, Tyumen, Barnaul, Omsk, Tomsk, Irkutsk, Chita and Khabarovsk, St. Petersburg and Moscow. Also, he was invited to the Israel International Organ Festival, to the Bach Festival of Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra in 2017, the Max Reger Festival in Leipzig and as a cembalist to the Bach Festival in Tübingen, in 2018.

He has a released a large number of very versatile records. Walther teaches organ at the Higher School of Sacred Music in Heidelberg since 2002 and is a lecturer in organ at the Higher School of Sacred Music in Rottenburg since 1994. He also teaches the interdisciplinary subject “Score Reading” at the Higher School of Music in Freiburg.