Geerten Liefting studied organ, church music, improvisation, composition and choir conducting at the Utrecht Conservatory, the Royal Conservatory of Antwerpen and at Codarts Rotterdam, with amongst others Reitze Smits, Wim Henderickx , Luc van Hove and Wiecher Mandemaker. He took improvisation classes with Cor Ardesch and Hayo Boerema, and composition classes with Peter Jan Wagemans.
Since 2007 he is employed as organist and conductor in Woerden, assistent organist of the ‘Grote of St. Laurenskerk’ in Rotterdam and he regularly accompanies evensongs at ‘De Dom’ in Utrecht.
In 2015 he became first prize winner at the International Improvisation Competition in Schwäbisch-Gmünd. In the same year he won second prices in the international Improvisation Competitions in Luxemburg/Dudelange and Biarritz. In 2016 he was winner of the Haarlem International Organ Improvisation Competition which was the starting point of an international carreer.