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Peter Dicke

Peter Dicke (1956) is a German organist and music pedagogue. He is active in concerts since 1970.

Dicke studied school music, organ and piano in Köln. Since 1966 he was organist in several little municipalities, until he became organist of the Abtei Maria Laach (1973-1979). From 1978 until 1998 he teached organ and organ improvisation and from 1995 until 1998 he was professor of church music and organ at the Kölner Hochschule für Musik. Since 1998 he was guest teacher at the Russian Music Academies in Kasan and Saratow. Currently (2011) he is working again in several little municipalities.

He made radio recordings as organist and pianist for WDR, SWR, BR, SR and other radio stations; performed as organist with the Kölner Rundfunkchor; was member of renowned chamber music ensembles; was a soloist at festivals in Leon (all Händel organ concerts), Madrid, Toulon and Luxembourg.

Dicke also works as a publisher of piano and organ music at Verlag Dohr, Köln, with editions of Max Reger, Joseph Rheinberger, Pietro Pompeo Sales and Fanny Hensel, and as a author of a instrumental school for young organ players at Verlag Schott, Mainz.

English translations based on:
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Dicke
http://www.dohr.de/autor/dicke.htm

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