- Knut Hanßen piano
- Campus-Projektorchester mit Bundesjugendorchester
- Johannes Kalitzke conductor
- Manuel Nawri conductor
- Oscar Jockel conductor
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Born in Cologne, Johannes Kalitzke studied church music, piano (Aloys Kontarsky), conducting (Wolfgang von der Nahmer), com-position (York Höller) and later electronic music (Hans Ulrich Humpert). He received a scholarship from Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes for studying at IRCAM in Paris, where his teacher was Vinko Globokar.
In 1984 he had his first engagement as conductor at Musiktheater im Revier in Gelsenkirchen, where he subsequently worked as Ka-pellmeister and later as principal conductor until 1990. He is co-founder of the ensemble Musikfabrik and became its artis-tic director and principal conductor in 1991.
Johannes Kalitzke appears worldwide as conductor and composer and is a regular guest of ensembles like Klang-forum Wien, Collegium Novum, Ensemble Modern as well as numerous Symphony Orchestras such as NDR Ham-burg, BBC London, SWR Stuttgart, MDR Leipzig, HR Frankfurt, BR Munich, DSO Berlin and RSO Wien. In addition, he has conducted opera projects at Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Stuttgart Opera, Komische Oper Berlin, Wiener Festwochen, Münchner Biennale, Nationaltheater Mannheim, Theater an der Wien, Theater Basel and Salzburger Festspiele. Tours in Russia, Japan and America as well as numerous CD-recordings complete his extensive activity as a performer of classical and contemporary music.
As a composer Kalitzke worked for Donaueschinger Musiktage, Ultraschall Musikfestival Berlin, Wittener Tage für Neue Musik and several radio orchestras. In February 2016 his latest opera Pym, based on the novel by Edgard Allan Poe, was premiered at Theater Heidelberg.
Kalitzke’s numerous teaching activities include seminars at Folkwanghochschule Essen and Hannover, at Darmstädter Ferienkurse and for the Deutscher Musikrat, as well as conducting classes at Sommerakademie Salzburg, Raina-Sofía Musikhochschule Madrid and Musikhochschule Zürich. In 2015 he was appointed Professor at Hochschule Mozarteum Salzburg.
Johannes Kalitzke has received many prizes and awards including Bernd-Alois-Zimmermann-Preis from the city of Cologne and a scholarship for Villa Massimo in 2003. Since 2009 he is member of the Academy of Arts in Berlin and since 2015 also member of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts.