At the age of 29 Daniel Beckmannwas nominated as the first cathedral organist of Mainz (Germany) by Cardinal Karl Lehmann in 2010. Responsible for the liturgical and non liturgical organ music in the episcopal cathedral, he initiated the monthly organ matinees and the "Internationaler Orgelsommer", an international organ festival. Currently he is planning a major renovation of the cathedral organs. An active concert activity has led him to well known organs and music festivals in Germany and abroad. Daniel Beckmann has widely been honored with prestigious awards, of which the first prize at the International Organ Competition of Saint-Maurice (Switzerland/2009), a scholarship of the German Music Competition (Berlin/2005), the membership of the "50th National Selection of Young Artists" of the "Deutscher Musikrat" and the cultural Award of his home county (Olpe/2011) should be mentioned. Numerous TV, CD and broadcasting company productions complete his musical activities.
During his high school period Daniel Beckmann parallelly studied at the University of Music in Detmold (Germany). Later he passed all exams there (A-exam in church music, diploma and concert exam, equivalent to Masters of Arts) with special distinctions in organ interpretation and improvisation. His professors were Gerhard Weinberger (organ interpretation), as whose assistant he taught from 2004 to 2007, and Tomasz Adam Nowak (improvisation). Numerous master courses complete this education. Between 2006 and 2010 he was employed in Paderborn as a regional church musician and taught organ interpretation at the local university as well.
Improvisation an der Domorgel: Suite franҫaise
chant - Duo - Basse et Dessus de Trompette - Recit de Nazard - Grand Jeu
Improvisation an der Domorgel: Paraphrase über "Kommt herbei"
Symphonie VI, 1. Satz
VI, 1. Satz
Daniel Beckmann im Gespräch mit Sabine Fallenstein über die Mainzer Domorgel und das musikalische Angebot
Treffpunkt Klassik Extra, 28.3.2015, SWR2
Beitrag zur Amtseinführung
(SAT.1 RLP, 25.05.2010):