The organist, pianist, composer and musicologist, Gottfried Thore Drywa, was born in a family of musicians. After completing a master in German studies and musicology, he studied composition in Zurich with Isabel Mundry and followed master classes with Helmut Lachenmann and Klaus Huber. At the Rotterdam classic academy he studied organ and improvisation, concluded his concert exam towards the French romantic and modern organ repertoire with Ben van Oosten. Further studies followed in Paris with Marie-Claire Alain and Susan Landale, participating successfully at international competitions, attended master classes with u.a. Daniel Roth, Jean Guillou, Michael Radulescu and Olivier Latry. As an interpret he plays a large repertoire, that includes pieces of any style from the Renaissance to the Modern time. Since 1998 he is performing regularly organ concerts at International Organ-Festivals performing inter alia the complete organ works of César Franck, Maurice Duruflé and Jehan Alain or the Sibelius Symphonies in Finland. Furthermore he is performing a large number of improvisation concerts with renowned soloists (bassoonist, Clarinettist and singers). He is completing his musical activities towards numerous transcriptions of orchestra pieces like especially the symphonies and symphonic poems of Jean Sibelius.