指揮者:Kristian Commichau

Kristian Commichau (born Kristian Drews ; born January 29 , 1959 in Gluckstadt ) is a German conductor , choirmaster and university lecturer .

Life and work

Commichau is the son of the Kiel music teacher Karl-Heinz Drews. He gained his first musical experiences as a boy's voice at the Kiel Opera House and with instrumental lessons. From 1982 to 1988 he studied school music and choral conducting with Christian Grube and conducting with Harry Lyth at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), taught choral conducting as an assistant at the UdK and worked in the Staats- und Domchor Berlin . From 1984 to 1988 he took over the church choir Cappella Kreuzberg and in 1987 founded the chamber choir vocal-concertisten, with which he won various prizes at home and abroad.

From 1988 to 1995 he worked as a teacher at the Old High School in Flensburg and at the Ludwig-Meyn High School in Uetersen. He led the Uetersen Choir Boys , with whom he took part in the German Choir Competition and a.o. participated in Bach 's danced Matthew Passion , choreographed by John Neumeier at the Hamburg Michel .

In 1995 Commichau was appointed professor for conducting at the University of Potsdam . There he founded the Campus Cantabile choir and the university orchestra Sinfonietta Potsdam. From 2000 to 2010 he was permanent guest conductor of the Mecklenburger Kammersolisten, a chamber orchestra of the North German Philharmonic Rostock .

In addition to choral and orchestral work, his repertoire also includes opera productions and theater music. Commichau worked i.a. with Christine Schafer , Christiane Oelze , Thomas Quasthoff , Annette Dasch , Walter Jens , Friedrich Schorlemmer and Thekla Carola Wied . As a guest conductor he conducted the RIAS Chamber Choir , Concerto Brandenburg and the Hamburg Baroque Orchestra.

Working with authentic instruments according to historical playing instructions and the music of the 20th century are among his artistic focal points. Concerts have taken him to other European countries such as Israel, Australia, North America, India, South America, Canada, Ghana, Bolivia and China. Commichau was often invited to lead master classes or choral workshops there.

Awards and prizes

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