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Prof. Ekkehard Klemm

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Born in 1958 in what is now Chemnitz, Klemm was a member of the Dresden Kreuzchor before studying conducting and composition in Dresden with Siegfried Kurz, Hartmut Haenchen, Wilfried Krätzschmar and Manfred Weiss. Via the Landestheater Altenburg and the Theater Vorpommern, Klemm came to the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich in 1996, where he worked as a conductor for 11 years. He conducted premieres and first performances of works by Henze, Schnebel, Nono, Goldmann, Schenker, Tarnopolski, Krätzschmar, Weiss, Rautavaara, Terterian, Münch and Voigtländer and many others. Since 2003 Klemm has been Professor of Conducting and Director of the University Symphony Orchestra at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden, of which he was also Rector between 2010 and 2015. From 2004 - 2020 he directed the Dresden Singakademie. In 2017 he was appointed to the position of principal conductor of the Elbland Philharmonie Sachsen. Guest appearances have taken Ekkehard Klemm to orchestras in Sweden, Russia, Poland, Armenia, Greece, the Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, South Korea, South Africa and the USA. An extensive activity as a juror and director of conducting courses accompanies his diverse activities. A wide range of voluntary work accompanies the conductor's artistic activities. Ekkehard Klemm is President of the Verband Deutscher KonzertChöre VDKC (Association of German Concert Choirs) and has been a full member of the Saxon Academy of the Arts since 2013. He is also a member of the boards of trustees of the Johann Sebastian Bach Foundation, the Shostakovich Days Gohrisch and the Forum Tiberius Dresden, as well as the board of trustees of the Brücke-Most Foundation. Since 2012, Klemm has also been a member of the Saxon Cultural Senate.

Among his most successful students are conductors from all over the world, such as the first woman on the podium in Bayreuth Oksana Lyniv, Hee Chuhn Choi (Suwon/Seoul), Sooyoul Choi (Busan), Lennart Dohms (Bern), Manuel Pujol (Stuttgart), Moritz Gnann (Boston/Berlin), Diego-Maria Etxebarria (Chemnitz), Karl Bernewitz (Radebeul), Cornelius Volke and many more.


Premieres/ Contemporary Music