Matthias Foremny

conductor of the international young orchestra academy 2018

German conductor Matthias Foremny has been first permanent guest conductor at the Opera Leipzig since 2011/12 and chief conductor of the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra since 2013/14. In addition to his engagements in Leipzig and Stuttgart he serves as Professor of conducting at the Conservatorium “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” of Music in Leipzig.

He studied at the Colleges of Music in Detmold and Vienna. In 1995 he received the first prize of the “Prague Spring” international music competition followed by a sensational debut with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. His career in the opera pit started at Komische Oper Berlin with Ligeti‘s “Le grand Macabre”. The production attracted enthusiastic worldwide attention and was honored with the important German award ‘Bayerischer Theaterpreis’. .

In 2002 Matthias Foremny became first prizewinner of the renowned German Music Competition (“Dirigentenforum”) of ‘Deutscher Musikrat’. From 2003 to 2012 he was General Music Director at the Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin. .

Matthias Foremny is equally at home on the opera and concert podiums. At Deutsche Oper Berlin and Hamburg State Opera he conducted already successful productions like Tosca, The Marriage of Figaro, Manon Lescaut and La Bohème. At the concert podium he is linked among others to Staatskapelle Dresden, Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin, NDR Symphony Orchestra Hamburg and Hannover, Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra Helsinki, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern and Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig. .

His energy and charisma way to conduct is continually convincing the musicians, audience and press. Matthias Foremny is also highly regarded for his support of education programs for young talented musicians. It is important for him to integrate audience in form of lecture-concerts, pre-concert talks, etc. .

Highlights of the past seasons were among others concerts with the Guangzhou and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. In December 2016 / January 2017 Matthias Foremny debuted with great success at the Cologne Opera and was immediately re-invited for a new production of La Traviata in the season 2017/18 followed by performances of Figaro, Freischütz, Hansel and Gretel and Turandot as well as the ballet premiere entitled "Boléro / Le Sacre du Printemps" at the Leipzig Opera. .

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