Cathedral Choirmaster

Cathedral Cantor Adrian Büttemeier

Born in Gütersloh in 1994, he has been cathedral cantor and director of the Berlin Cathedral Choir since 1 July 2022. He studied church music and majored in conducting with a focus on choral conducting in the class of Prof. Anne Kohler at the Detmold University of Music. As an exchange student, he attended Prof. Fredrik Malmberg's choral conducting class at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm for two semesters.

In April 2023 he completed his postgraduate studies in concert conducting with Prof. Georg Grün at the Hochschule für Musik Saarbrücken with distinction. He took part in master classes with Simon Halsey, Stefan Parkman, Denis Rouger and others. In this context, he worked with the WDR Rundfunkchor, the KammerChor Saarbrücken and the Philharmonischer Chor Berlin, among others.

In July 2019, he completed his Master's degree in Protestant Church Music. In addition to organ lessons with Martin Sander and improvisation lessons with Tomasz Adam Nowak, he attended master classes with Arvid Gast, Wolfgang Zerer and others. In October 2014, he was a prize winner at the organ competition of the XXVI International Festival of Church Music in Rumia (Poland).

He was a scholarship holder in the Conducting Forum of the German Music Council and was supported in parallel by the Deutschlandstipendium of the Foundation Studienfonds OWL.