Walter Nußbaum

Walter Nußbaum studied church music and conducting. Up to 1992 he was cantor at Johanneskirche church, Heidelberg, subsequently teaching choral and orchestral conducting at Hanover’s University of Music, Drama and Media until 2015.

In 1992 he founded the SCHOLA HEIDELBERG and the ensemble aisthesis. His musical preferences extend from early vocal music to vocal and instrumental works by contemporary composers. He worked closely with composers such as Heinz Holliger, Helmut Lachenmann, Bernhard Lang, Caspar Johannes Walter, Hans Zender, Johannes Kalitzke, Carola Bauckholt, Rebecca Saunders, Georg Friedrich Haas, Peter Eötvös, Salvatore Sciarrino and others and discovered the compositional oeuvre of René Leibowitz (double CD, Divox).

In addition to the numerous world premieres, Walter Nußbaum has dedicated himself to various musical theatre productions (Bregenzer Festspiele, Nationaltheater Mannheim) and collaborations, including performances of Nono's "Prometeo" at the Salzburg Festival. As a conductor he has appeared at international festivals such as the Venice Biennale, Lucerne Festival, Salzburg Biennale, Steirischer Herbst, Milano Musica, Musica viva Munich, Ultraschall Berlin, Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, Schwetzinger Festspiele, Tongyeong Festival and many others.

Walter Nußbaum has received numerous awards and top ratings for his CDs, including the Diapason d'or and the Choc du Monde de la Musique.


Walter Nußbaum beim Beethovenfest






8:00 pm

Beethoven – with interludes

  • Schola Heidelberg & Solisten
  • SWR Experimentalstudio
  • ensemble aisthesis
  • Joachim Haas Director of sound
  • Walter Nußbaum Conductor
  • Maurice Oeser Director of sound
Works by Ludwig van Beethoven