Christian Thielemann has been principal conductor of the Staatskapelle Dresden since the 2012/13 season. For the F.A.Z. newspaper, he inspired the musicians of this »famed miraculous harp to new musical heights« in his acclaimed inaugural concerts.
Thielemann began his professional career in 1978 as a rehearsal pianist at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin. Following positions in Gelsenkirchen, Karlsruhe and Hanover he joined the conducting staff of the Rhine Opera in Dusseldorf in 1985. Three years later he moved to Nuremberg to become Germany’s youngest Generalmusikdirektor, before returning to the Deutsche Oper in Berlin in 1997, holding the position of music director for seven years. Thielemann held the same post at the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra from 2004 to 2011.
He is particularly recognised around the world for his brilliant readings of German romantic music, both in opera and on the concert stage. His Bayreuth debut came in 2000, since when he has returned year after year to produce definitive interpreta ons of Wagnerian opera. For his work on Richard Strauss’s »Die Frau ohne Schatten« at the Salzburg Festival of 2011 Thielemann was voted »Conductor of the Year« by »Opernwelt« magazine. His Brahms cycle with the Staatskapelle will be issued both on CD and DVD, while with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra he has made a complete recording of Beethoven’s symphonies.
Christian Thielemann has been artistic director of the Salzburg Easter Festival since 2013. He is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music in London, and holds honorary doctorates from the Franz Liszt College of Music in Weimar and the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.
- 1. Symphony Concert 01.09.2013 | 08.09.2013 | 09.09.2013
- 11. Symphony Concert 08.06.2014 | 09.06.2014
- 4. Evening Recital 15.05.2014
- 6. Symphony Concert 13.02.2014 | 14.02.2014
- 7. Symphony Concert 02.03.2014 | 03.03.2014 | 04.03.2014
- Guest Concert at the Bayreuther Festspiele 26.08.2013
- Guest concert at Doberlug 13.07.2014
- Guest Concert at Baden-Baden I 14.03.2014
- Guest Concert at Baden-Baden II 15.03.2014
- Guest Concert at Braunschweig 03.09.2013
- Guest Concert at the Berlin Philharmonic 28.01.2014
- Guest Concert at Frankfurt 06.03.2014
- Guest Concert in Cologne 02.09.2013
- Guest Concert at Luxembourg 11.03.2014
- Guest Concert at Lucerne I 05.09.2013
- Guest concert at Lucerne II 06.09.2013
- Guest Concert at Paris 12.03.2014
- Guest Concert at Vienna I 08.03.2014
- Guest Concert at Vienna II 09.03.2014
- KLASSIK PICKNICKT 12.07.2014
- Concert in the Frauenkirche 15.02.2014
- Arabella 12.04.2014 | 21.04.2014
- Choral Concert 15.04.2014 | 18.04.2014
- Concert for Salzburg 17.04.2014
- Orchesterkonzert II 14.04.2014 | 19.04.2014
- New Year's Eve Concert of the Staatskapelle Dresden 30.12.2013 | 31.12.2013
- Birthday Concert for Richard Strauss 11.06.2014