Harald Feller was born in 1951 in Munich.
He studied organ with Franz Lehrndorfer
as well as sacred music at the Academy
for Theater and Music in Munich. He
continued his studies in Paris with Marie Claire
Alain, later receiving a scholarship from the
Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes. Feller
won prizes for organ interpretation in
various national and international competitions
in Munich, Berlin and Nuremberg, was
awarded the Bavarian State’s Special Prize
in Music in 1979 and won the internationally
renowned improvisation competition in
Haarlem, Holland in 1983.
In 1978, Feller was given a teaching position
at the Academy for Theater and Music
in Munich. He began teaching at the Regensburg
Professional Academy for Catholic
Sacred Music and Music Education in 1980
until his appointment as professor at the
Academy for Theater and Music in Munich
in 1983, where he continues to teach his own
class of organ students.
Harald Feller complements his active
teaching work with extensive concertizing in
Europe, the USA and South Korea. He has
made numerous radio and CD recordings
(1983: Grand Prix International du Disque
Liszt) and film music (“Schlafes Bruder”).
His broad spectrum of activities also includes
choral conducting and composing. In addition to works for organ, orchestra and
chamber music, his main compositional focus
is choral music.