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Felix Krieger (born 1975 in Freiburg im Breisgau) is a German conductor.
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.
Kriegerbegan 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.
The Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg is one of the larger colleges of music in Germany.
Carlo Maria Giulini, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI was an Italian conductor. From the age of five, when he began to play the violin, Giulini’s musical education was expanded when he began to study at Italy's foremost conservatory, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome at the age of 16. Initially, he studied the viola and conducting; then, following an audition, he won a place in the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.
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.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) was founded by Theodore Thomas in 1891. The ensemble makes its home at Orchestra Hall in Chicago and plays a summer season at the Ravinia Festival. The music director is Riccardo Muti, who began his tenure in 2010. The CSO is one of five American orchestras commonly referred to as the "Big Five".
Shanghai Symphony Orchestra is an influential orchestra in Shanghai, China. The music director is Yu Long.
He is a regular guest conductor at Staatsoper Berlinsince 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.
The Berliner Operngruppe is a German opera society with its own chorus and orchestra, based in Berlin, with the mission to revive rarely played Italian operas in Berlin. Since 2013 the semi-staged performances take place in Konzerthaus Berlin am Gendarmenmarkt.
He is the nephew of musicologist Christoph Wolff.
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Christoph von Dohnányi is a German conductor.
Martin Fischer-Dieskau is a German conductor.
Henrik Schaefer is a German conductor.
Alexander Frey is an American symphony orchestra conductor, virtuoso organist, pianist, harpsichordist and composer. Frey is in great demand as one of the world's most versatile conductors, and enjoys great success in the concert hall and opera house, and in the music of Broadway and Hollywood.
Lü Shao-chia is a Taiwanese conductor. He has been music director of the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan since 2010.
Stefan Lano born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1952, began conducting through his work as composer and after an extensive tenure on the Music Staff of the Vienna State Opera.
Philippe Jordan is a Swiss conductor. He is currently music director of the Opéra national de Paris and chief conductor of the Vienna Symphony.
Daniel Cohen is an Israeli conductor. He is the new general music director (GMD) of Staatstheater Darmstadt in Germany, former Kappelmeister at the Deutsche Oper Berlin for the 2015-2017 seasons, and a Gustavo Dudamel Fellow of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the 2012-13 season, former music director of the Jersey Chamber Orchestra and the founder and artistic director of the Gropius Ensemble
Brett Mitchell is an American conductor who currently serves music director of the Colorado Symphony. He previously served as Associate Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra from 2013 to 2017, Assistant Conductor of the Orchestre National de France from 2006 to 2009, Assistant Conductor of the Houston Symphony from 2007 to 2011, Music Director of the Moores Opera Center in Houston from 2012 to 2013, and Music Director of the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra from 2010 to 2015.
Bruno Weil is a symphonic conductor. He is principal guest conductor of Tafelmusik, the period-instrument group based in Toronto, Music Director of the Carmel Bach Festival in California, and artistic director of the period-instrument festival "Klang und Raum" in Irsee, Bavaria. He has served as General Music Director of Augsburg (1981–1989), and of Duisburg (1989–2002). He currently serves as Professor of Conducting at the State Academy for Music and Theater in Munich.
Ion Marin is a Romanian born Austrian conductor. He is internationally renowned both in operatic and symphonic domains.
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Reinhard Seehafer is a German conductor, pianist, composer of contemporary classical music and the founder and Artistic Director of the Festival Altmark Festspiele in Saxony Anhalt.
Kristóf Baráti is a Hungarian classical violinist.
Josep Caballé Domenech is a Spanish musician and conductor. Caballé Domenech has recently been appointed Principal Conductor of the Moritzburg Festival Germany) and he is also in his eighth season as Music Director of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic (USA). Besides, former General Music Director of the Staatskapelle Halle (Germany) from 2013 to 2018, Music Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogotá (Colombia) during 2018 as well as principal guest conductor of the Norköping Symphony (Sweden) from 2005 to 2007. “Protégé” of Sir Colin Davis in the inaugural cycle of Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. Caballé Domenech enjoys combining his conducting career with a great symphonic and operatic repertoire.
Christian Van Horn is an American operatic bass-baritone and has appeared with many of the world's most prestigious opera companies, including The Metropolitan Opera, Paris Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Bayerische Staatsoper, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Canadian Opera Company, Netherlands Opera, San Francisco Opera, Salzburg Festival, Los Angeles Opera, and The Grand Théâtre du Genève. His roles include the title roles in Le nozze di Figaro and Bioto's Mefistofele, the Four Villains in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Mephistopheles in Faust, Zaccaria in Nabucco, Escamillo in Carmen, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Banquo in Macbeth, Colline in La Bohème, and Claudio in Aggrippina. Van Horn has also appeared as a concert soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic among others.
Domingo Garcia Hindoyan is a Venezuelan-Swiss conductor. He began his music studies as a violinist and member of the Venezuelan musical education program El Sistema. He went on to study conducting in Europe at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève with Laurent Gay. In 2012, he was invited to join the Allianz International Conductor’s Academy, where he worked with the London Philharmonic and The Philharmonia Orchestra, under conductors Esa-Pekka Salonen and Sir Andrew Davis, as well as masterclasses with Bernard Haitink.
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Christopher Magiera is an American operatic baritone. Born in Evanston, Illinois, Magiera was an undergraduate student at Wake Forest University and a graduate student at the Peabody Conservatory and the Yale School of Music. He attended the Bavarian State Opera Opernstudio and was employed by Eytan Pessen as a fest member at the Semperoper in Dresden from 2010-2012.