About

Jörg Bir­han­ce stu­di­ed con­duc­ting with Ser­giu Celi­bi­da­che, Con­stan­tin Buge­anu and Jor­ma Panu­la. Fur­t­her important impul­ses he recei­ved through the con­duc­ting school of Hans Swa­row­sky.

Jörg Bir­han­ce is Artis­tic Direc­tor and Con­duc­tor of Wien­Sin­fo­ni­et­ta and Vice Artis­tic Direc­tor of Wie­ner Meis­ter­kur­se. From 2011–2013 he was Princi­pal Guest Con­duc­tor of the OFILZAC, the Orques­ta Filar­mó­ni­ca de Zaca­te­cas, Méxi­co. From 2005–2011 he was Con­duc­tor and Music Direc­tor of “Blu­ten­burg Kam­mer­phil­har­mo­nie Mün­chen” and “Ope­ra Nym­phen­burg”.

He appeared as guest con­duc­tor with the Kre­me­ra­ta Bal­ti­ca, Süd­west­deut­sche Phil­har­mo­nie Kon­stanz, Orques­ta Ciu­dad de Gra­na­da, Orques­ta Sin­fó­ni­ca de Mála­ga, Orches­ter der Beet­ho­ven­hal­le Bonn, Moscow Sym­pho­ny Orches­tra, the Orches­tra of the Nor­we­gi­an Aca­de­my of Music, Oslo, as well as with nume­rous orche­s­tras in Asia and Latin Ame­ri­ca.

His pas­si­on and dedi­ca­ti­on belongs to the sym­pho­nic œvre from Haydn to the 20th cen­tu­ry and the ope­ras of Mozart. Moreo­ver, he is con­stant­ly see­king after re-dis­co­vering orches­tral and ope­ra mas­ter­works of com­po­sers being lost or for­got­ten through the tur­moil of the first half of the 20th cen­tu­ry, such as Egon Wel­lesz, Ernst Kre­nek, Edmund von Borck, Erwin Schul­hoff and Rudi Ste­phan.

Cur­r­ent­ly he is Guest Pro­fes­sor for con­duc­ting at ARTS², Éco­le supé­ri­eu­re des Arts de la Fédé­ra­ti­on Wal­lo­nie-Bru­xel­les in Mons, Bel­gi­um, and has held mas­ter cour­ses in con­duc­ting at Wie­ner Meis­ter­kur­se as well as in Ger­ma­ny, Hun­ga­ry, Ita­ly and Méxi­co.

Jörg was vio­la play­er with the Folk­wang-Cham­ber-Orches­tra Essen, the ensem­ble neue musik Düs­sel­dorf and was foun­der and vio­list of the Düs­sel­dorf Arbos String Quar­tet for con­tem­pora­ry music and was a con­duc­ting scho­l­ar of the Stif­tung Kunst und Kul­tur des Lan­des Nord­rhein — West­fa­len.

Jörg Bir­han­ce is also actively working on EU trans­na­tio­nal cul­tu­ral pro­jects. He speaks Ger­man, English, Spa­nish and French.

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