Korndörfer...is a virtuoso in the grand Romantic tradition, plumbing the depths of demanding repertoire with no trace of empty display, rather creating performances that are deeply musically satisfying as well as exciting.
The American Organist (06/2020)
C’est l’Américain d’origine allemande Jens Korndörfer qui a ouvert le bal. Il a fait vibrer les tuyaux de l’orgue avec une maîtrise déconcertante, jouant aussi bien avec les claviers, qu’avec les pieds.
This was music made by a master musician with a superb command of musical styles, firmly-rhythmic drive, and intimate knowledge of organ registrations appropriate to the music being performed.
CVNC: An Online Arts Journal in North Carolina (01/2019)
What Mr. Korndörfer delivered from the beginning was quite a show. His hands and feet seemed to be everywhere at once. The changes of keyboards and presets went on at a breathtaking speed... The result was an absolute orgy of complicated movements, brilliant pedal technique, and a well-selected array of registration choices.
Mit einem fulminanten Orgelkonzert begeisterte der deutsche Organist Jens Korndörfer im Dom zu Speyer...Es war also die Ausarbeitung und klanglicher Färbung unterschiedlicher Stimmungen und Satztypen gefragt. Und in dieser Kunst erwies sich Korndörfer als absoluter Meister, der die Möglichkeiten der großen Domorgel in puncto Klangfarben und Dynamik voll ausschöpfte.
Die Rheinpfalz (08/2020)
From the thunderous opening moments of a rumbling, Bach-like G minor chord to the more playful Allegro movements, Korndörfer intuited and conveyed the enmeshed aspects of Poulenc’s duofold musical personality.
Superb Performance Presented by Dr. Jens Korndörfer...The effective centerpiece of the transcriptions was Dr. Korndörfer’s own stunning transcription of the Andante con moto movement of the Beethoven Symphony No. 5, Op. 67...Anyone who missed this performance missed one of the outstanding recitals of the season.
Desert Wind (05/2016)
A prodigious technician, [Korndoerfer] produced audacious effects in The Offering, the last one of ‘12 Etudes for Small Organ’ by William Albright.
La Presse (11/2011)
Johann Sebastian Bach's Triosonata in E flat Major [was] highly sensitive chamber music, dance-like, flowing, and sparkling.
Saarbrücker Zeitung (09/2013)
Colorful and exciting playing … three wonderful transcriptions … stunning encore.
ORGAN Canada (03/2013)
His concert thrilled the audience.
2 June 2023
Interview: Jens Korndörfer On The Bench with Dr Carol
Last week, Jens Korndörfer was interviewed by Dr. Carol Williams about his career and upcoming move to Baylor University.
20 May 2023
Farewell Concert on June 9
In celebration of his 11 year-long tenure at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, Jens Korndörfer is going to give a final solo recital on June 9. His program will include virtuosic masterworks by Widor, Reger and Ives, and a medley from The Lord of the Rings.
Coming soon: Franck & Widor
- César Franck - Trois Chorals
- Charles-Marie Widor - Symphonie VI, Op. 42, No. 2
1888 Cavaillé-Coll organ (III/71) Basilica of Saint Sernin in Toulouse, France
Recorded in November 2021
02 July 2022
In the Key of Bach (Film)
Georgia Public Broadcasting
Musical documentary directed and written by Hilan Warshaw
The program employs both extensive performance footage by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and guests, and a variety of film techniques to bring the viewer closer to Johann Sebastian Bach.
Jens Korndörfer recorded Bach's Passacaglia & Fugue in c, the Toccata & Fugue in d, and several choral preludes for this film.
20 June 2021