26th December 1812
27th August 1887
Wilhelm Valentin Volckmar was a German organ virtuoso, music teacher and composer. He received his musical training from his father Adam Valentin Volckmar (1770 - 1851), who had been a pupil of Johann Gottfried Vierling (1750-1813), and received training with J. Ph. Kirnberger. In a sense, Volckmar belongs to the school of the Bach grandchildren. In 1835 he became a seminar music teacher in Homberg (Efze) where he was buried. He became famous as a celebrated organ virtuoso and in 1846 received a doctorate and in 1886 a professorship. Since 1861 he undertook expanded concert journeys.