Martin Christian Anderle
During my childhood I learned to play piano and cello. Later I went to Vienna, Austria to study at the University of Music. There I received the degree of Master of Music (“Magister der Künste”) in organ. Also there I earned degrees in piano, piano pedagogy and choral conducting. Further studies at the University of Music “Mozarteum” in Salzburg led to a degree in orchestral conducting. Among my teachers were pianist Harald Ossberger, organist Alfred Mitterhofer and conductor Michael Gielen.
I performed concerts on many famous European organs, among them the Sieber organ in St. Michael, Vienna, Austria and the Stier-Mockers organ in Saint Marguerite, Riquewihr, France.
One of my great favourite is composing music. My compositions include music for choir, piano and other instruments. I was happy, when my meditative piano music achieved notable success. The CD "Melodies of Peace" sold over 4000 copies. Playing and improvising contemplative piano music made me perform in several countries.
I directed many choirs and conducted their many performances, with orchestras, in Germany. In Canada, I directed the Langley Community Choir in British Columbia. I served as organist, choir director and bell choir director in several churches as well. It was a great honour, when the Youth Vocal Ensemble of Dublin Street United Church attained an "Honourable Mention" in the prestigious Kiwanis Provincial Finals Competition Class under my direction. Currently, I am music director at Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas and director of the Concordia Choirs of Kitchener, Ontario.
Beside playing and recording meditative piano music, I performed as pianist with chamber music and played piano accompaniment to voice, string, woodwind and other instruments. Piano lessons are available at Knox Presbyterian Church in St. Thomas and the Guelph School of Music.