Curriculum Vitae

Personal Information

Birthdate 21. April 1966
Birthplace Heilbronn
am Neckar
Marital status married
Citizenship Germany
Abitur 1985
Friedrichshafen
(Lake Constance)

Education

1992-1994 Post-graduate studies in orchestral conducting (Prof. P. Baberkoff und Prof. U. Furrer) and haprsichord (Prof. R. Hill)
University of Music in Freiburg im Breisgau
1990-1992 Conducting studies with Professors W. Böttcher, E. Körner, H. Stein, R. Weikert
University of Music in Basel and Bern
1988-1990 Musicology study
Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich
1986-1990 Organ performance with Prof. Franz Lehrndorfer
Hochschule für Musik und Theater München
1985-1990 Catholic Church Music A-Exam; Choral Conducting M. Frey, R. Kreile; Conducting, H.M. Schneidt
Hochschule für Musik und Theater München
Instruments studied Violin, Viola, Piano, Organ, Harpsichord

Engagements

Okt./Nov. 2010 Landestheater Coburg
Musical director „Eine Nacht in Venedig“
2009-present State Music University in Trossingen
Lecturer, Vocal coaching
2007-present Theater Ulm
Assistant Conductor and Head of Musical Preparation
2004-2014 Wuerttemberg-Allgäu Regional Symphony Orchestra“
Conductor
2002-2007 Theater Augsburg
Assistant Conductor , Assistant to the GMD and solo coach
Sept. - Okt. 2002 Theater Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
Guest coach „Les Contes d’Hoffmann“
1999-2002 Musikwerkstatt Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
Musical assistant; summer institute for musical theater, lieder and concerti
1998-2002 Theater Augsburg
Solo coach with conducting responsibilities,
2000-2007 substitute Head of Musical Preparation
1995-1998 Vogtland-Theater Plauen
Solo coach with conducting responsibilities
1992-1994 Conservatoire National de Strasbourg, France
Solo coach and conductor
 

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Other Activities

1988-1996 Wasserburger Sommerkonzerte, Artistic Director
1988-1996

Capella Conserta München, Director
(Individual and ensemble work with young
professional singers and voice students)

1991-1993 Capella Cantorum Basiliensis, Director
(Individual and ensemble work with young
professional singers and voice students)
1991-1995 Kammerorchesters der Basler Chemie, Director
1989-1990 Markuskirche München
Assistant Choral Conductor, Organist and Coach
1989 Founded the piano/recorder concert duo with N. Tarasov

Composition

Music Theory Study 1990-1992 Prof. R. Kelterborn,
Konservatorium Basel
  1985-1990 Prof. R. Helmschrott, Prof. N. Schneider,
Hochschule für Musik und Theater München
Compositions Chamber opera „Der Tor und der Tod“ (2002) from texts of
H. v. Hofmannsthal (7 singers, 1 actor, chorus and chamber orchestra)
  Sacred motets
 

Arias with orchestra accompaniment

  2 large song cycles
  Various songs set to German and French texts
  Chamber music
  Organ music
Orchestral
arrangements
Gioacchino Rossini
Petite Messe Solennelle
  Antonin Dvorak
Biblische Lieder
 

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Master Classes

Conductors W. Schmid, S. Celibidache, W. Hügler, M. Pommer, P. Boulez, M. Boder, M. Honeck, H. Urbanek, M. Behrmann
Performance practice H. Arman, B. Dickey, N. Harnoncourt, J. Savall, T. Hengelbrock, P. Herreweghe, J. Mertin, J. Cristensen
Choral conducting H. Max, G. Erikson, M. Behrmann (among others)
Piano accompaniment N. Shetler
Organ M. Radulescu, J.C. Zehnder, E. Kooimann, T. Koopman, H. Vogel, L. Lohmann, L. Tagliavini
Improvisation F. Lehrndorfer, R. G. Frieberger
Harpsichord L. Russel, T. Koopman
Continuo M. Behringer, H. Tachezi, J. Christensen

Recordings

1998 CD “Leggiero” recorder/piano with N. Tarasov
1997 CD “Cantabile” recorder/pianoforte with N. Tarasov
1996 Gioacchino Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle
own arrangement for chamber orchestra
CD recorded by the SWR
1991-1996 Live concert broadcasts by various radio stations: SDR, SWR, BR, ORF and Radio Strasbourg

Awards

1990-1992 Felix Porsch Foundation (Munich) Scholarship
1989 City of Friedrichshafen (Lake Constance) Culture Sponsorship
 

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Michael Weiger, Conductor