Enoch zu Guttenberg

As one of the most notable conductors of our time he has dealt with music in a way that has shaken up critics and audiences alike and brought him international recognition.

In addition to his engagements as guest conductor of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, MDR Leipzig, the Symphony Orchestra of NDR Hamburg, Radio Symphony Orchestra Saarbrücken, the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and the Mozarteum Orchestra as well as many other national and international orchestras, it is, in particular, his collaboration with two ensembles that has allowed him to bring to life his artistic vision and musical philosophy. The Orchester Klangverwaltung and Chorgemeinschaft Neubeuern (led by Guttenberg himself since 1967).

Guttenberg, together with these two ensembles, has not only celebrated great successes at all important festivals, but also in the Golden Hall of Vienna's Musikverein, in Concertgebouw Amsterdam, in Beijing as well as at St Martin in the Fields in London. A performance of Verdi's 'Messa da Requiem' at the Vatican in honour of Pope Benedict XVI was a particular highlight of the 2010 concert season. 2016 was marked by major concert tours through Asia, Canada and the USA with a veritable tour de force through all the great concert halls, culminating with a stunning performance in Carnegie Hall in New York.

Enoch zu Guttenberg has received many awards for his work over the years, amongst them the Deutsche Kulturpreis and the Cross (First Class) of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. In 2017, he and Chorgemeinschaft Neubeuern received the Rheingau Musik Preis to celebrate their 50th anniversary. He received the ECHO Klassik 2008 for the recording of Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 in E flat major, the 'Romantic'. Guttenberg's musical work has been documented on numerous radio and TV productions, as well as CD recordings.

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