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Conductor


Positions

2011 - 2015 Artistic Director and Chief-Conductor at Sinfonietta Baden
Seit 2014 Guest-conductor at Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta Nacional Republica Dominicana and RSO Minsk-Belarus
Since 2008 Artistic Director and Chief-Conductor at Wallersee Philharmonie Salzburg
2010 – 2013 Chef-Assistant at Opéra National de Lorraine Nancy
Since 2011 Jury and workshop-leader at SCL Youth Orchestra Festival in Vienna Musikverein
Since 2013 tutor at Kunstuniversität Graz (KUG)

 

Partner

Christoph Ehrenfellner conducted opera at the Opera National de Lorraine/Nancy, at the Ruse State Opera Bulgaria, at Teatro Teresa Carrena Caracas, at Festival Ravenna Musica and Opera-Festival Retz.

Symphonic cooperationen connect him with the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Nancy, Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse, Thames Chamber Orchestra London, Bratislava Symphoniker, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Philharmonie Südwestfalen, ISO Austria, Wiener Jeunesse Orchester, Toho Gakuen Orchestra Tokyo,

Assistance and conducting-cooperation Christoph Ehrenfellner provided for Leif Segerstam, Daniel Klajner, Paolo Olmi, Georg Mark, Tito Munioz, Tetsuo Harada, Zsolt Hamar, Johannes Wildner and Andreas Schüller.

 

Repertoire

Opera-highlights for Christoph have been sofar the productions of Korngold’s Tote Stadt, Strawinski’s Sacre du Printemps and Les Noces, Prokofiev’s Romeo&Juliet at the Opera National de Lorraine, Rossini’s Barbiere di Siviglia at the Ruse State Opera, Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Cosi fan Tutte and Don Giovanni at Teatro Teresa Carrena Caracas, Strauss Die Fledermaus at the Wallersee Philharmonie Salzburg.

Oratory-specials happened at the Thames Chamber Orchestra London plus Kings Choir with Mozart’s Requiem, at the Sinfonietta Baden plus Wiener Kammerchor with Bach’s Christmas Oratory and Haydn’s „Creation“, at the Wallersee Philharmonie plus Salzburger Kammerchor with Mendelssohn’s Elias.

On symphonic terrain there is hardly a sujet unknown to the fullblood-musician Ehrenfellner: From early Baroque until the premiering of his own new creations Christoph expands his conducting with keeping the key aspects on Vienna Classical Period and German-Austrian Romanticism. A rather personal confession embraces the triple B: Beethoven, Brahms, Bartok...however, how could Ehrenfellner exist without Schubert, Mahler, Berg, Bruckner etc?! Special inspiration Christoph also draws from the russian school, Strawinski, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Tchaikowski, whose treating the orchestral „instrument“ as well as tonality both has major influence on the composer Ehrenfellner.

 

Studies, teaching and Youth Orchestras

Christoph Ehrenfellners background with more than 10 years of singing-studies (Mozarteum Salzburg and University of Music Vienna), Violin- and Chamber Music Studies (Alban Berg Quartett, György Kurtág, Ferenc Rados), concertmaster- and co-leading at the Mahler Chamber Orchestra (Abbado, Harding), Austrian Ensemble for Contemp.Music (Kalitzke), international concert- and festivalplaying as a Violinist with partners such as the Alban Berg Quartett, Takacs Pianotrio, Wiener Streichtrio, Franz Bartolomey, Paul Gulda, Pekka Kuusisto, Alexandra Soumm uvm – this is the rich grounding of the versatile musician today.
During his conducting studies with Georg Mark at the Vienna Conservatory Ehrenfellner established a wide range of repertory as 1st guest-conductor at the Academic Orchestra Association Vienna and further enlarged with coaching youth orchestras like the Wiener Jeunesse Orchester, the Upper Austrian YO, the Jeunesse Orchestra Camp, the Orquesta Juvenil de Caracas... Being Jury and workshop-leader at the wonderful SCL Youth Festival at Vienna Musikverein Christoph expanded his coaching to Youth Orchestras from all over the world: the New Brunswick YO Canada, New Jersey YO und Milwaukee YO USA, Norwegian YO, Alicante YO Spanien, HongKong YO, Toho Gakuen YO Tokyo, to name some of them, have vastly enjoyed encountering Christoph Ehrenfellner and taste from his „musical cake“. Since 2013 he teaches the orchestra at the University of Music Graz/Austria.

Videos


Christoph Ehrenfellner conducts Mendelssohn's Ouverture Meeresstille und Glückliche Fahrt, New Year's Concert 2013 with the Wallersee Philharmonic Orchestra

 

 

 

Christoph Ehrenfellner conducts Tchaikovsky's The Tempest op. 76 in Nancy/France