Friedemann Stihler began his professional life as a certified physical education, mathematics and special needs educator in Mannheim, Germany. At age five, he took up piano lessons, followed by organ lessons. He gave his first organ concert at age ten. Over that period, he conducted multiple choirs, and in 1998 he founded and directed the semi-professional concert choir “Joyful Voices”, with whom he toured to acclaim throughout Europe, the United States and Canada for 20 years.
Friedemann Stihler delights in blending the secular and sacred in his organ performances. His unique arrangements of Schubert’s “Ave Maria” combined with Satchmo’s “What a Wonderful World”, and his rendition of Procol Harum’s “A Whiter Shade of Pale” are representative examples of his musical creativity and lively spirit.
Mr. Stihler serves as organist and musical director at Saint Joseph’s Episcopal Church in McDonough, Georgia. He maintains a private piano and organ studio at his home in Mount Zion, Georgia, where he and his wife have lived since 2017. He is a frequent studio recording artist, having produced seven CD’s under his trademark name “Rockin’ Organ”.
Mr. Stihler started a special US concert series in 2018 called "50 STARS", playing concerts in all fifty states.
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