Church music.

Church musician Markus Kaufmann, born in Chemnitz and raised in Lichtenstein, will be the new cantor of the Nikolaikirche Leipzig at the end of the year. The 31-year-old confirmed this on Thursday. Kaufmann, who studied church music in Dresden, has been working as cantor and organist for the Protestant parish of Quedlinburg since 2017, where, in addition to new accents in church music, he also premiered the Quedlinburg Music Summer in as a director. Markus Kaufmann also gives concerts in duo on piano and organ with his brother Pascal, four years his junior and cantor in Augustusburg. (tk)