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Felix Krieger (born 1975 in Freiburg im Breisgau) is a German conductor.

Freiburg im Breisgau Place in Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Freiburg im Breisgau is a city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, with a population of about 220,000. In the south-west of the country, it straddles the Dreisam river, at the foot of the Schlossberg. Historically, the city has acted as the hub of the Breisgau region on the western edge of the Black Forest in the Upper Rhine Plain. A famous old German university town, and archiepiscopal seat, Freiburg was incorporated in the early twelfth century and developed into a major commercial, intellectual, and ecclesiastical center of the upper Rhine region. The city is known for its medieval minster and Renaissance university, as well as for its high standard of living and advanced environmental practices. The city is situated in the heart of the major Baden wine-growing region and serves as the primary tourist entry point to the scenic beauty of the Black Forest. According to meteorological statistics, the city is the sunniest and warmest in Germany, and held the all-time German temperature record of 40.2 °C (104.4 °F) from 2003 to 2015.


Krieger [1] began to study piano at age 6, and viola at age 11. At 15 he entered the Musikhochschule of his hometown to study piano, hapsichord and music theory. He studied conducting with Klauspeter Seibel at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg and was a masterstudent of Carlo Maria Giulini at Scuola di Musica di Fiesole. At the same time he worked as an assistant conductor to Claudio Abbado at the Berlin Philharmonic. In Bayreuth he was assistant conductor to Daniele Gatti for the production of Parsifal.

Klauspeter Seibel was a German conductor. Trained at the Nuremberg Conservatory and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, he was principal conductor of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra (1980-1988), the Kiel Philharmonic Orchestra (1987-1995), and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (1995-2005). He was notably the LPO's first music director, and after being succeeded by Carlos Miguel Prieto as principal conductor in 2005 he remained principal guest conductor of the LPO until his death. He last conducted the LPO in October 2010 when he led the orchestra in the world premiere of Stephen Dankner's Symphony No. 9. In addition to conducting, Seibel was a professor of conducting at the Hamburger Konservatorium for two decades, and also taught at the Juilliard School, the Chautauqua Institution and at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

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Krieger started his career as Kapellmeister at Theater Bielefeld in 2000. On the Shanghai Spring Music Festival in 2002 he conducted leading musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on their first-ever trip to China in cooperation with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. [2]

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He is a regular guest conductor at Staatsoper Berlin [3] since 2003 and at Teatro Comunale di Bologna since 2013.

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Felix Krieger is founder, artistic director and principal conductor of the Berliner Operngruppe. [4]

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He is the nephew of musicologist Christoph Wolff.

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