Marcus Bosch



Marcus Bosch is a highly sought after conductor who is not only very well known on the German music scene, but is recognized internationally for being an expert in his field. This German artist of Brazilian-Italian descent decided early on to embark on the traditional Kapellmeister career path followed by many conductors in Germany: after positions at the State Theatres in Wiesbaden and Saarbrücken and with the Staatsorchester Halle, he was appointed General Music Director (GMD) in the city of of Aachen from 2002 to 2012 and at the Staatstheater and Staatsphilharmonie in Nuremberg from 2011 to 2018. His operatic repertoire now includes more than 90 works of music theatre, among them large-scale projects such as Wagner’s Ring cycle and Berlioz’s Les Troyens. He succeeded in putting the Sinfonieorchester Aachen – once led by conducting greats such as Herbert von Karajan and Wolfgang Sawallisch – back on the international classical music scene with live CD recordings of symphonies by Anton Bruckner. “An exciting listening experience” was the opinion of the Kulturspiegel magazine, the Brahms recordings with the Aachen orchestra also bear witness to the outstanding quality Bosch achieved with the ensemble.

Bosch succeeded in a similar feat in Nuremberg with a recording of the nine symphonies and the symphonic poems of Dvorák. This cycle was hailed by critics as displaying a “wonderful storytelling approach”. even spoke of a “lucky find for all Dvorák fans”.

In 2010, Marcus Bosch took over as artistic director of the time-honoured Heidenheim Opera Festival. Under his leadership, the event evolved into an internationally renowned operatic showcase, not least because of the orchestra of the Heidenheim Opera Festival, the Cappella Aquileia, an ensemble of top-flight musicians that was founded at Marcus Bosch’s initiative.

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“As an artist Marcus Bosch surprises time and time again with new, fresh approaches, which are neither used for sensationalism nor celebrated ingeniously.”

Rondo – Das Klassik & Jazz Magazin

“But that the recording must be counted among the best is also due to Marcus Bosch, who, in complete agreement with the soloist, spurs his Capella Aquileia on to a great performance. (…) At a similarly high standard, the two Romances, which the soloist and Bosch interpret in a very intense and astonishingly modern way, are also inspiring. This Beethoven is a great moment and highly recommended.”

Remy Franck, Alain Steffen & Guy Engels

Supersonic Pizzicato

“One of Marcus Bosch’s finest qualities is bringing an excitement and tension to well known works… it if as if one  is listening for the first time” 


“Such a transparent, perfectly balanced Wagner cannot currently be found elsewhere … “

Südwest Presse

“The art of conducting at the highest level…” 


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“And general music director Marcus Bosch drew all the panoply of weird and wonderful sounds of Berlioz’s orchestration from the players of the Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg while keeping the musical flow and tension as vital and compelling as the business on stage.”

Bachtrack, Matthew Rye, Oct 2017


“Bosch is a force of nature on the podium and there is no want of excitement…“
Classical Music Magazine, Oct 2017