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Christoph Campestrini

  • Conductor

Biography

Christoph Campestrini: After his return to Europe he started an active international career, conducting more than 80 Symphony Orchestras on all 5 continents. Among them are the London Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Stuttgart Philharmonic, Cologne Radio Symphony, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Moscow Radio Symphony, Prague Radio Symphony, Prague Philharmonia, Vienna Radio Symphony, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Orchestre Lamoureux Paris, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Queensland Philharmonic, Israel Sinfonietta and many others.

He has worked together with soloists such as Gidon Kremer, Julian Rachlin, Rudolf Buchbinder, Sharon Kam, Julia Fischer and Emmanuel Pahud. Christoph Campestrini has served as 1.Kapellmeister (Principal Conductor) at the prestigious Essen Aalto Musiktheater and the Essen Philharmonic Orchestra, where he conducted more than 100 performances of 15 different operas. Other opera credits include the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf/Duisburg, Zagreb National Opera, National Arts Centre Ottawa, Austin Lyric Opera and The Hongkong Opera Academy. Within the last seasons he has established an impressive presence in North America. He appears regularily with orchestras there such as The Philadelphia Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Chicago Grant Park Festival Orchestra, Florida Orchestra, Omaha Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Honolulu Symphony, Toledo Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, National Arts Centre Orchestra Ottawa, Calgary Philharmonic, Winnipeg Symphony, National Symphony of Mexico and many others.

In Asia Christoph Campestrini has worked with the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, in Korea with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and in Japan he annually conducts at the Sakai City Opera Osaka. During 2010 he will lead an extensive tour of China with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra. In Europe he maintains a permanent relationship with the Slovak Philharmonic and Brno Philharmonic. In addition, he also appears with orchestras such as the Camerata Salzburg, Bruckner Orchestra Linz and the Orquestra Metropolitana Lisbon. 2010 will include his debut with the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Budapest, as well as his debut in Spain with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Navarra. Christoph Campestrini has recorded for the labels ORFEO (Munich), SIGNUM (Heidelberg), as well as for the Austrian (ORF), West German (WDR) and Czech(CR) Radio Stations.