Christoph Ehrenfellner | Composer, Conductor
The Salzburg born conductor-composer-violinist has chosen 3 tracks to bring the fruits of a blossoming spirit to our musical world. His artist-residency at Theater Nordhausen has been preceded by residencies at Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse, Ozawa Academy Geneva, Festival Retz, Loisiarte, St.Gallen, Palmklang. Among the acclaimed premieres of his works are Symphony nr.1, Ballet ‘Ibykus’, Opera ‘Judas’, the orchestra fantasies ‘Danse des Corbeaux’ and ‘Fantaisie Pathétique’, and violin concerto nr.1, 2 and 3.
His partners are Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Mexico City Phil, Turku Phil, NÖ Tonkünstler, Cremerata Baltica, Loh-Orchester Sondershausen, Kransnojarsk Chamber Orchestra, the Wiener Festwochen, Festival Grafenegg, Styriarte, Carinthian Summer, Dialoge-Festival Salzburg, Brucknerhaus Linz, Allegro Vivo Festival, Liszt Biennale Weimar, Viola Space Tokyo etc. Musicians such as Gidon Kremer, Leif Segerstam, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, Enrico Pace, Erwin Ortner, Christoph Sietzen, Alexandra Soumm etc. perform his music. In the coming season it will be Mainfranken Theater Würzburg, Philharmonia Prague, Manila Youth Orchestra and Theater Nordhausen again, who will have encounters with Christoph Ehrenfellner.
Enthusiastic reviews about his music come from NY Times, Spiegel online, Austrian newspaper Die Presse, Salzburger Nachrichten, Kurier, Krone and many more. The Tjeknavorian-CD-recording of Ehrenfellners Suite des Alpes at SONY-Classical won the OPUS-classic-prize 2018 in Germany. Elbphilharmonie, Royal Albert Hall, Cité de la Muisque, Concertgebouw or Vienna Musikverein: in nearly all of the leading European Concert Halls the music of Christoph Ehrenfellner has won enthusiastic audience.
Ehrenfellner is honorary member of the Japan Austria Cultural Association. His thesis ‘Art&Money’ is edited at the Akademiker Verlag Saarbrücken.