Georg Fritzsch | MENGINO - artists management unlimited: opera singers, conductors, directors, orchestras and vocal ensembles
 

Since the beginning of the 2003/04 season Georg Fritzsch is the general music director of the state capital Kiel in Germany. Before devoting himself to conducting Georg Fritzsch studied violin cello at the "Carl Maria von Weber" Academy of Music in Dresden. He was responsible during the years 1984 to 1988, where he gained a lot of experience for his further musical career, as a substitute and later as permanent assistant to the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden.

After the cello studies he became a solo cellist at the Gera Philharmonic Orchestra. In parallel Georg Fritzsch began his conducting studies in Dresden and Leipzig, which he completed in 1993. At this time, the decisive meeting with Heinz Rögner who influenced Georg Fritzsch as an outstanding conductor and teacher personality of his time and with whom he was bounded to an intense artistic friendship until his death.

In 1991 he received the scholarship from the Herbert von Karajan Foundation and only five years later he was appointed for General Music Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra Südwestfalen and Music Director of the Theater Hagen. He held this position until the 2002/03 season. From 2009 to 2011, he was appointed as Chief Conductor Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra Innsbruck as well the Tyrolean Landestheater Innsbruck.

In the last few years Georg Fritzsch was guest conducting in China, France, Spain, Poland, France, Great Britain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Austria, Czech Republic, Belgium, Korea, China, Taiwan, Italy, Israel, USA, South Africa, Estonia and Turkey. He conducted Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Dresden Philharmonic, German Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Stuttgart State Philharmonic, Gürzenich Orchester Cologne, Düsseldorf Symphonic, Staatskapelle Weimar, Stuttgart Philharmonic and Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg Hamburg as well as the Munich Symphoniker. He was further invited to the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Basel, the Royal Philharmonic of Flanders, the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, the Taipei Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra Johannesburg. In Dublin he conducted Verdi's Don Carlos; at the State Opera in Hannover Don Giovanni; at the Aalto Theater Essen Elektra; at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Der Fliegende Holländer, Salome and Don Carlos. In addition he conducted at the Woodstock Mozart Festival in the USA; in the Staatsoper Stuttgart Elektra, Der Rosenkavalier, Salome, Ariadne auf Naxos. Further guest engagements took him to Puccini's La Bohčme and Madama Butterfly as well as Bizet's Carmen to the Semperoper in Dresden.

In the season 2015/16 Georg Fritzsch began in Kiel with Das Rheingold and Die Walküre Wagner's Ring der Nibelungen, whose production he will complete in the next season. In addition to conducting the above-mentioned Strauss operas in Stuttgart and Essen, he also performed concerts in Munich and Krakow as well as with the Munich Radio Orchestra at the Richard Strauss Festival in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. With Michael Volle and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin he produced for ORFEO International a recording with arias from operas by Richard Wagner.

Following CD and radio productions Georg Fritzschs lie among others. With the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin at BMG, with the German Symphony Orchestra Berlin for Germany Radio, with the Philharmonic Orchestra Kiel at Querstand and Neos as well as with the Nordwestdeutsches Philharmonie Herford and the Philharmonia Hungarica for the WDR.

The repertoire of Georg Fritzsch includes numerous works of concert and opera literature from different period. He feels a special affinity for the great composers of German Classical and Romanticism; for Mozart, Beethoven, Reger, Schubert and Mendelssohn, Bruckner, Wagner, Mahler and Richard Strauss.

However, Georg Fritzsch also enjoys a high reputation in contemporary music. Thus, he conducted with great success various premieres by Matthus, Franke, Kirchner, Kunad et al. His commitment to Cristóbal Halffter, whose operas Lázaro and Schachnovelle, were premiered, is worth noting.

The stylistic variety of the conductor is also evident in its lively activity in the crossover area. Here he worked with artists such as, for example, Jon Lord, the NDR Big Band, the King's and the Swingle Singers, Klazz Brothers & Cuba Percussion, and rock musicians like KARAT, the Prince and Suzi Quatro.

In addition to his numerous commitments as a conductor, Georg Fritzsch attaches great importance to the promotion of young artistic talent. From 1999 to 2003, he held a professorship for conducting at the Tilburg Music Conservatory in the Netherlands. Since 2003, he has been conducting regular conducting courses for the Conductor's Forum of the German Music Council, including in the spring of 2017 in Munich. For the Musikhochschule Stuttgart he conducted a conducting course in the autumn of 2016 focusing on Richard Strauss.

For the academic year 2017/18 Georg Fritzsch takes a professorship for conducting at the University of Music and Theater in Munich.


Georg Fritzsch | MENGINO - artists management unlimited: opera singers, conductors, directors, orchestras and vocal ensembles