The conductor and choral director Vinzenz Weissenburger works with conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Vladimir Jurowski and Sir Simon Rattle and has conducted orchestras such as the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Staatskapelle Berlin and the Lautten Compagney in concert and opera. Outside Europe, he has appeared as a conductor in Argentina, Vietnam, China, Qatar and the USA, among other places.
At the Staatsoper in the Schiller Theatre he conducted the workshop productions of “Puss in Boots” by César Cui, “Eisenhans!” by Ali N. Askin and Wolf-Ferrari’s “Cinderella” as well as the traditional Christmas concert since 2011. In Dresden he conducted Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” in 2010 and Lortzing’s “Der Wildschütz” with the Neue Elbland Philharmonie in 2011. In June 2012 he made his debut at the Theater Hof with Rossini’s “Il barbiere di Siviglia”.
He has been associated with the Prussian Chamber Orchestra Prenzlau through the Festive Opera Gala since 2017, which is the crowning finale of the International Opera Course of the Oder Spree Opera in Beeskow. He has been a lecturer in choral conducting at the Berlin University of the Arts (UDK) since 2020.
Vinzenz Weissenburger was born in Berlin, first studied at the Berlin University of the Arts and successfully graduated as a Diplom Tonmeister. While still a student, he was awarded several first prizes at international competitions. From 2005 to 2011 he studied conducting at the Dresden University of Music with Hans-Christoph Rademann (choir) and with Ekkehard Klemm and Christian Kluttig (orchestra). He deepened his artistic skills in master classes with The Hilliard Ensemble, the Rundfunkchor Berlin (Simon Halsey and Grete Pederson) and at the Stuttgart Bach Week (Helmuth Rilling).