Sebastian Beckedorf was born in Hamburg. After finishing high school he initially studied musicology at the university in his home city. After two years he then switched to the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Rostock, where he enrolled in the subjects of piano and orchestral conducting. In 2004 he graduated with a diploma.
He subsequently received commissions as a solo répétiteur before becoming the deputy music director and Kapellmeister at the Staatstheater Braunschweig in 2009. After five years he moved to the Mainfranken Theater in Würzburg, filling the same position.
He has been invited to the Royal Opera House in Stockholm as guest conductor several times. He was also a guest in Mexico, performing with the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra (OFCM). He has conducted the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock, the orchestra of the Theater für Niedersachsen, the Philharmonisches Orchester Vorpommern, the orchestra of the Theater Regensburg, the Bachorchester Lüneburg and the Concertino-Ensemble Rostock.
Beckedorf’s operatic repertoire now includes more than 40 pieces from all periods. In addition to the classical repertoire he is very passionate about promoting 20th and 21st-century musical theatre. Besides many operatic world premieres, he has overseen a number of German premieres of long-forgotten operas, which were largely recorded for radio.
In addition to his work as a conductor of operas, Sebastian Beckedorf was able to make a name for himself in recent years as a conductor of film music for silent films.