IMG Artists is delighted to welcome conductor Christoph Altstaedt to its roster for general management. He will be represented by Artist Manager Maarit Kangron with Global Artist Management Consultant Jennifer Spencer from the company’s London office.

Christoph earns acclaim for his innovative concert performances and adventurous musical theatre. From early music on period instruments to contemporary repertoire mixed with forms like hip hop, his originative vision and multifarious passion for music and performance informs his captivating programming. One such example is his multi-year Stravinsky project in collaboration with the Junge Norddeutsche Philharmonie and composer and live electronic artist Joe Snape. Following last year’s #sacrelektro, the artists bring #Petruschka #Etruschka to Berlin Konzerthaus with additional concerts later this year at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie.

He recently completed a successful return to Glyndebourne on Tour to conduct La traviata. David Truslove in Classical Source writes: “The whole is given flamboyant conducting from Christoph Altstaedt whose shaping of the Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra brings alive Verdi’s rich instrumental palette and dramatic pacing, illuminating accompaniments with telling colour and fashioning burnished Preludes, top notch and wonderfully characterized.”

Christoph enjoys ongoing relationships with major orchestras and opera companies including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Staatskapelle Weimar, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Opera North, Ulster Orchestra and Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken; and is a frequent collaborator of acclaimed dance company Ballett am Rhein, directed by Martin Schläpfer. Amongst his successful recent debuts are performances with the Philharmonia Orchestra, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Finnish National Opera, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Opera Zürich, Savonlinna Opera Festival and the Toronto Symphony, of which John Teraud writes in The Star, “Altstaedt brilliantly laid out this tense music, shaping the sound expertly.”

Christoph Altstaedt started his professional life as Kapellmeister for Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, a position he held between 2010 and 2014.  There he conducted a variety of productions including La bohème, Carmen, Così fan tutte, Le nozze di Figaro, Hänsel und Gretel, La traviata, Luisa Miller and Werther. From 2004 – 2011, he was the director of the student orchestra Young Klangforum Mitte Europa and he won several awards for its efforts to promote international understanding including the Praemium Imperiale and the Marion Dönhoff Prize.

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