Dr. Franz Metz is an organist and musicologist in Munich. After his studies at the Bucharest Conservatory, he had been working in Timișoara where he had founded the Timișoara’s International Organ Music Days in 1990, after the fall of the Iron Curtain. He published numerous books and works in several languages about the South Eastern European’s musical history and in particular about German minorities in that cultural area. During the last years he discovered several forgotten composers of the historical Banat (Romania, Serbia and Hungary) whose works he published at Edition Musik Südost press. Franz Metz contributes to several international musicology working groups and received numerous prizes for his work. He is head of the South Eastern European’s musical archive in Munich which he founded in 2000. Furthermore, Franz Metz gives concerts regularly on famous European organs.
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