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Born in 1962 in Bremen, Arvid Gast studied Organ Performance and Church Music under Prof. Ulrich Bremsteller at the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater in Hannover, Germany. From 1990-1993 he held the position of organist and choirmaster at St. Nikolai church in Flensburg.
Appointed Professor of Organ Performance at the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” and University Organist in Leipzig in 1993, he remained until 2004 when he accepted the post of Director of the Church Music Institute at the Musikhochschule in Lubeck. He is simultaneously Titular Organist of the historic Stellwagen organ in St. Jakobi Lubeck.