Martin C. Anderle
Martin studied at the University of Music in Vienna, where he was awarded the degree of “Magister der Künste” (Master of Music) in organ. There also, he 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 his teachers were pianist Harald Ossberger, organist Alfred Mitterhofer and conductor Michael Gielen.
Martin 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.
Martin composes music for choir, piano and other instruments. His meditative piano music has achieved notable success, with his CD "Melodies of Peace" selling over 4000 copies. His great talent is playing and improvising meditative piano music. He performed contemplative piano music in several countries.
Martin has directed many choirs and conducted their many performances, with orchestras, in Germany. In Canada, he directed the Langley Community Choir in British Columbia. He has served as organist, choir director and bell choir director in several churches as well. Under his direction, the Youth Vocal Ensemble of Dublin Street United Church attained an "Honourable Mention" in the prestigious Kiwanis Provincial Finals Competition Class. Currently, he is music director at Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas and director of the Concordia Choirs of Kitchener, Ontario.
Martin plays piano accompaniment to voice, string, woodwind and other instruments. He teaches at Knox Presbyterian Church in St. Thomas and the Guelph School of Music.