Teodor Currentzis

Teodor Currentzis is the Founder and Artistic Director of the musicAeterna Orchestra and Choir and the Chief Conductor of the SWR Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart.

Born in Greece, Teodor has been calling Russia his home since the beginning of the 1990s, when he began studying conducting at the state conservatory of St. Petersburg under the tutelage of Professor Ilya Musin.

With musicAeterna, the ensemble he founded in 2004 in Novosibirsk, Teodor Currentzis regularly tours Europe with performances at the Berlin Philharmonic, Philharmonie de Paris, Baden-Baden Festspielhaus, La Scala Milan and the Madrid Auditorio. They have a long-standing relationship with the Salzburger Festspiele since 2017 and made their BBC Proms debut in 2018. In 2019, they made their Japanese debut with concerts in Tokyo and Osaka, as well as their New York debut at The Shed with Verdi’s Requiem. In November 2019, Teodor Currentzis and the musicAeterna choir made their debut at the Berlin Philharmonic with Verdi’s Requiem.

In 2018/19, Teodor Currentzis was appointed Chief Conductor of the SWR Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart. In his first year with SWR, Teodor performaned in Stuttgart and on tour, visiting the Vienna Konzerthaus, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie and Cologne Philharmonie amongst others. He finished his first season with SWR with a final performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7 at the Salzburg Festival. In 2019/20, he will take the orchestra on tour to Spain, Italy and France.

Teodor Currentzis was the Artistic Director at Perm Opera from 2011 till 2019 where he commissioned several important new works. In 2006, sharing his knowledge and passion for early music with contemporary composers and exploring new music, Teodor was part of a group which initiated the Territoria Modern Art Festival in Moscow. Since 2012, Teodor has also curated the Diaghilev Festival which is held in Perm, the impresario’s home town in the Urals Region of Russia.

Teodor Currentzis and musicAeterna are exclusive Sony artists and have released the Mozart-Da Ponte trilogy, Stravinsky’s ‘Les Noces’, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto (with Patricia Kopatchinskaja), Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 and Mahler’s Symphony No. 6.

Teodor Currentzis was awarded the Order of Friendship of the Russian Federation in 2008 and has so far been awarded the Golden Mask (Russia’s prestigious theatre award) eight times in his career. Hewas the recipient of the Toepfer Foundation’s prestigious Kairos Award in 2016. The same year, Opernwelt named Teodor Currentzis Best Conductor of the Year for his ‘Macbeth’ at Zurich Opera. Teodor Currentzis was awarded the Bremen Musikfest-Preis in 2019.

Teodor Currentzis beim Beethovenfest

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March

15

Sun

6:00 pm

Dissimilar siblings

  • musicAeterna orchestra
  • Teodor Currentzis conductor
Works by Ludwig van Beethoven
Oper Bonn

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March

16

Mon

8:00 pm

Through darkness to the light

  • musicAeterna orchestra
  • Teodor Currentzis conductor
Works by Ludwig van Beethoven
Oper Bonn

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March

21

Sat

8:00 pm

The Ninth

  • Janai Brugger soprano
  • Elisabeth Kulman mezzo soprano
  • Sebastian Kohlhepp tenor
  • Michael Nagy bass baritone
  • Vox Bona Kammerchor der Kreuzkirche Bonn
  • Karin Freist-Wissing preparation
  • musicAeterna choir
  • musicAeterna orchestra
  • Teodor Currentzis conductor
Works by Ludwig van Beethoven
Oper Bonn