Born in 1996, Amelie Held grew up in Munich, Germany. At a young age she began learning piano and violin and quickly became fascinated by the organ as well. She then became a pupil in the organ class of Heidi Emmert at the Regensburg Academy of Music.
After graduating from high school, she first studied musicology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich before completing her studies in violin and organ at the University of Music Detmold, Germany and the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris, France. Her past teachers include Martin Sander, Michel Bouvard and Olivier Latry. She recently completed her master's degree at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart where she studied organ with Ludger Lohmann, graduating with top marks. Currently living in Milan, Amelie is studying both harpsichord and organ with Lorenzo Ghielmi to further her education in the field of early music.
She has attended organ masterclasses with Guy Bovet, Leo van Doeselaar, Bernhard Haas, Martin Jean, Edgar Krapp, Thomas Lacôte, Christophe Mantoux, Pier Damiano Peretti, Michael Radulescu, Louis Robilliard, Daniel Roth, Vincent Warnier, Gerhard Weinberger and Wolfgang Zerer, among others.
Amelie has won several prizes at international organ competitions and has been placed as one of the youngest finalists of the prestigious French Concours International de Chartres (2018). She has performed nationally and internationally with solo recitals in London, Paris and Zurich, as well as in the prestigious Mariinsky Concert Hall in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Together with trumpeters Sebastian Berner and Maximilian Sutter, Amelie regularly performs as a member of Trio Céleste.
Besides her love for the music of German and French Romanticism, she is interested in performing all kinds of repertoire - from early music to contemporary compositions.
Her debut album - 2019 recorded live at Himmerod Abbey - has been released in December 2019.
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