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Christoph König photo by christian wind

Christoph König


Christoph König is Chief Conductor Designate of the Spanish Radio Symphony
Orchestra (RTVE), as well as Principal Conductor & Music Director of the Solistes
Européens Luxembourgm since 2010. Christoph König was born in Dresden where he sang in the famous Kreuzchoir, and studied conducting, piano and singing at the Dresden Musikhochschule,  furthering  his studies in masterclasses and as assistant to Sergiu Celibidache and Sir Colin Davis with the Dresden Semper Oper Sächsische Staatskapelle.. Since his debut in the US in 2010, he has conducted many symphony orchestras like Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, New Jersey, Houston, Oregon, Toronto and the LA Philharmonic. Between 2009 -2014, he was Principal Conductor of the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, touring with them extensively in Europe and Brazil. From 2003 to 2006 he served as Principal Conductor of Malmö Symphony Orchestra as well as Principal Guest Conductor of l’Orquesta Filarmonica de Gran Canaria. He conducted among others the philharmonic orchestras of Warsaw, Dresden, Stuttgart, Netherlands and Rochester, the symphony orchestras of New Zealand,  Birmingham, Bournemouth, and the Wiener Concertverein. With the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, he led on a highly successful tour of China in 2008. With the British label RUBICON where previous recordings include interesting combinations like Dvorak/Copland/Ives, Schubert/Berio, and Méhul/Beethoven. His projects with NAXOS include music by the French composer Louise Farrenc and Luxemburg composers. More of his discography includes the Melcer Piano Concertos with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (Hyperion), and Beethoven Symphonies with Malmö Symphony Orchestra (DB Productions). His recording of the Brahms Piano Concerto with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra was featured by the BBC Music magazine.

Photo by: Christian Wind
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