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.
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 upcoming and last engagements include – among others - two performances of “Ariadne of Naxos” at the Beijing Music Festival, a concert tour in China with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, a new production of “E Canterville Ghost/Pagliacci”, guest performances with Guangzhou and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra as well as his debut performance at Cologne Opera with Puccini’s “La Bohème”.
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