Prof. Christian Ehwald

Conducting Mentor 2024

Christian Ehwald was head of the conducting programme at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music Berlin from 2002 to 2023. His students have won numerous prizes at major international conducting competitions, including first prizes at the Mahler Competition, Solti Competition, Besancon, Donatella Flick Competition, Panula Competition, Tokyo Competition and the German Conducting Award. The graduates are active as chief conductors of major orchestras, including the Munich Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Japan Philharmonic and many other orchestras and opera houses.

The conductor Christian Ehwald has been GMD of the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra, the Magdeburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra as well as guest conductor of many of the most important orchestras in Europe, America and Asia, including the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dresden and Berlin Staatskapelle, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the symphony orchestras of Bavarian Radio, WDR and MDR.

He has been associated with the project ‘Das Kritische Orchester®’ as a mentor for many years.

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