Jürgen Benkö, born 1967 in Heilbronn, studied organ with Bernhard Ader at Rottenburg School of Church Music and with Edgar Krapp at Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts.
From 1993 to 1996, Jürgen Benkö was student in the soloist class of Günther Kaunzinger at the University of Music, Würzburg where he also received his Master Class Degree.
He complemented his training as a concert organist in master classes with Harald Feller, Martin Lücker, and Olivier Latry.
Throughout his student years, Jürgen Benkö was organist at St. Augustine and at Deutschordensmünster (both Heilbronn) before being appointed Deanery Church Musician at St. Laurentius, Bietigheim in 1989.
In addition to his vast responsibilities as church musician, conductor and director of various choirs, Jürgen Benkö regularly gives concerts in Germany and abroad, among them Bamberg Cathedral, Erfurt Cathedral, Frauenkirche Dresden, St. Paul’s Cathedral London, Coventry Cathedral, Notre Dame Paris, University of Edinburgh Concert Hall, Meran Town Church, Philharmonic Irkutsk, Philharmonic Chabarovsk, Philharmonic Arkhangelsk and the Catholic Cathedral Moscow.
Known for his interpretations of the works of J.S. Bach and the French and German Romanticism, Jürgen Benkö has also gained reputation for his organ improvisations.