Ernst Krenek Austrian composer

Ernst Krenek Austrian composer

Krenek was born in Vienna (then in Austria-Hungary) as Ernst Křenek as the son of a Czech soldier in the Austro-Hungarian army. He studied there and in Berlin with Franz Schreker before working in a number of German opera houses as conductor. During World War I,...
Manfred Honeck Austrian conductor

Manfred Honeck Austrian conductor

Manfred Honeck has served as Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since the 2008-2009 season and has twice extended his contract, which currently runs until the end of the 2019-2020 season. His successful work in Pittsburgh has been is captured on CD by...
Axel Kober German conductor

Axel Kober German conductor

Kober was born in Kronach and studied conducting under Peter Falk and Günther Wich at the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg. His first professional engagement was with the Mecklenburg State Theatre in 1994. From 1998 to 2003 he was the chief conductor of the Theater...
Hans – Peter König German Wagnerbass

Hans – Peter König German Wagnerbass

Hans-Peter König studied singing at the Detmold Academy of Music and privately with Gladys Kuchta in Düsseldorf. On leaving the Zurich Opera Studio he worked with various German companies, his engagement at the Lower Saxon State Theatre in Hanover in particular...
Albert Schnelzer Swedish composer

Albert Schnelzer Swedish composer

Albert Schnelzer ”one of Sweden’s foremost composers” (Classical Music Magazine, UK), made his international breakthrough at the Présence Festival in Paris 2004. His music is often described as energetic and forwardgoing, lyrical and fragile, but also directly...
Jennifer Larmore American mezzosoprano

Jennifer Larmore American mezzosoprano

Jennifer Larmore is an American mezzo-soprano, with a wide-ranging repertoire, having begun with the coloratura roles of the Baroque and bel canto then adding  music from the  Romantic and Contemporary periods. Jennifer Larmore American mezzosoprano She began her...