Gereon Krahforst was born into an artistic household in Bonn, Germany, 1973.
After a comprehensive early education in music, upon graduating from high school in 1990 he studied composition, musicology, church music, piano, and organ in Cologne and Frankfurt for ten years.
His teachers were among others Clemens Ganz and Daniel Roth. Numerous masterclasses and private studies with Marie-Claire Alain, Jon Laukvik, Petr Eben, Wolfgang Seifen, Tomasz Adam Nowak, Guy Bovet, and Franz Lehrndorfer expanded his studies.
Mr. Krahforst held a series of distinguished positions as organist and director of music, beginning at age 25 in Bonn (Kreuzbergkirche), Moenchengladbach (Minster Basilica), Minden (Cathedral) and Paderborn (Cathedral), and in 2004 he began an eight-year tenure of teaching organ repertoire and improvisation at the Hannover University for Music and Dance. At that juncture he emigrated tot he Mediterranean resort town of Marbella in southern Spain (Andalusia) and served as organist at the Church of the Immaculate Conception on the nationally significant „Órgano del Sol mayor".
As a composer, Krahforst has written a number of works for piano, organ, voice, choir, string quartet or orchestra. His compositions are found in the catalogues of American, German, and Dutch publishers.
He is working in Germany at the moment.
(Extract from the composers website)