Christoph Altstaedt, 2nd Prize and Audience Prize of 2010 Competition

photo: Ben Ealovega

Christoph Altstaedt won the 2nd Prize and Audience Prize at the prestigious Evgeny Svetlanov International Conducting Competition 2010 in Montpellier (France).
Highlights of Christoph Altstaedt’s 2014/15 season include debuts with the hr- Sinfonieorchester, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Musikkollegium Wintherthur Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchestra at the Salzburg Festival and the Zuidnederlands Philharmonie – where he opens their 2014/15 season with concerts at venues including Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw. In spring 2015 he makes his US debut with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The season also features Altstaedt’s return to the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, following his outstanding debut in 2013. Further ahead he also debuts with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Musica and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Altstaedt will make his debuts with Glyndebourne Touring Opera in Autumn 2015 and Theater Basel in early 2016, and in 2016/17 he will also work with Zürich Opera. Summer 2014 marked the end of Christoph Altstaedt’s tenure as Kapellmeister for Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, where he conducted productions of La bohèmeCarmenCosì fan tuteeLe nozze di FigaroHänsel und Gretel, La Traviata, Die Zauberflöte, Luisa Miller and Werther. In June 2014 he also conducted a ballet production of Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem choreographed by Martin Schläpfer. Altstaedt’s strong relationship with the house continues when he returns for various projects including Le nozze di Figaro in Autumn 2014.  
Altstaedt has a long-standing relationship with Germany’s Bundesjugendorchester, having served as their Assistant Conductor between 2002-2004. He was also interim Chief Conductor of the Tiroler Symphonieorchester Innsbruck in the 2011/12 and 2012/13 seasons.

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