Short Biography Helga Schauerte

Through her numerous concert tours, radio recordings and musicological research, organist Helga Schauerte has become one of the most outstanding musicians of her generation. She has recorded some thirty CDs featuring the complete organ works of Jehan Alain, Dieterich Buxtehude and Johann Sebastian Bach as well as her Composer Portraits series focussing on the music of Johann Heinrich Buttstett, Michel Corrette, Max Reger, Léon Boëllmann, Théodore Dubois and Jean Langlais. Schauerte gives recitals to great acclaim in Europe, Russia and the USA, is Staff Organist at the German Protestant Church (Christuskirche) in Paris and a professor at the Conservatoire Nadia et Lili Boulanger, Conservatoire Municipal of the 9th Arrondissement in Paris, lectures and sits on the juries of international organ competitions. In her work, the organist combines the traditions of the German and French schools. In 2006 she established the Bach Organ Academy in Pontaumur (Auvergne, France).


Helga Schauerte wrote the first ever book about the music of Jehan Alain to be published in Germany, and for her own collection has tracked down and acquired almost forty of the composer’s original manuscripts. She was involved in preparations to publish a new issue of the encyclopaedia Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (Music in History and in the Present) for Bärenreiter-Verlag, has written articles about French organ music for The Manual of Organ Music and has prepared scholarly-critical releases of the full works of Léon Boëllmann, Théodore Dubois, Louis Vierne and Jehan Alain as well as vocal music of Marc-Antoine Charpentier. Helga Schauerte has composed several French and German Christmas carol-settings for organ and other instruments (published by Merseburger-Verlag).


Schauerte made her first public appearance at the age of ten. At the age of thirteen she became an organist in Lennestadt (Germany). She studied music, pedagogy and philosophy in Cologne under Viktor Lukas, subsequently continuing her studies in Paris under Marie-Claire Alain. Jean Langlais entrusted her with the first performances of several of his works, among which Miniature II is dedicated to her. In 1987 Helga Schauerte received the cultural prize of the town of Olpe (Germany). Since 1990 her biography has been included in the International Who’s Who in Music every year. The organist was also selected for inclusion in the encyclopaedia 2000 Outstanding Musicians of the 20th Century.


She was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and the French Cultural Minister awarded her the distinction of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters.


Short Biography

Recordings & Publications

J.S BACH Complete organ works on Syrius (in progress)


(Helga Schauerte - Dessin de Benno HEIMES)
(Helga Schauerte - Dessin de Benno HEIMES)

Eglise Protestante Allemande de Paris

25, Rue Blanche

75009 PARIS




Livre : JEHAN ALAIN,  


Livre Version Anglaise




His Musical Genius


Livre Français 2ème édition révisée



"Les Organistes liront ce livre sur le pupitre de leur orgue ; les autres lecteurs découvriront en Jehan Alain un compositeur inspiré du XXème siècle dont le renom s'impose avec autorité au fil des années." 

     J.S. BACH -   Volume 12   

3e Partie de la Clavier Übung (Manualiter)

  Variations canoniques sur

        "Vom Himmel hoch" 

Ref : SYR 141487 - Orgue historique de Floh-Seligenthal
Ref : SYR 141487 - Orgue historique de Floh-Seligenthal

 J.S. BACH -   Volume 11    

3e Partie de la Clavier Übung (Pedaliter)

Ref : SYR 141476 - Orgue historique de la Basilique de Steinfeld
Ref : SYR 141476 - Orgue historique de la Basilique de Steinfeld


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