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Corinna
Niemeyer

Conductor

Corinna Niemeyer completed her training as a conductor at the Hochschule der Künste Zürich and previously studied orchestra conducting, cello and musicology at the conservatories of Munich, Karlsruhe, and Shanghai. She has won awards from a number of international competitions, including the Tokyo International Conducting Competition in 2015, and Talent Chef d'orchestre in Paris in 2014.

Since 2012 she has enjoyed close collaborations with François-Xavier Roth, assisting him in his work with the SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg, Cologne Opera and Les Siècles. She has also assisted Iván Fischer and Valery Gergiev. Niemeyer is currently in her second season as Assistant Conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, where she assisted Lahav Shani and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Her enthusiasm for conveying music in innovative ways, combined with an in-depth approach to all the repertoire she conducts, is reflected in the breadth of her activities as a guest conductor, which includes period music ensembles, contemporary premieres, cross-disciplinary projects, opera, as well as mainstream symphonic projects. She regularly conducts the children's orchestra Démos at the Philharmonie de Paris. From 2016 to 2018, she was lecturer and principal conductor at the Sorbonne University in Paris.

As an opera conductor, Niemeyer made an acclaimed debut at Theater St. Gallen in Switzerland with a new production of Ernst Krenek’s original take on Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea. Her debut at Cologne Opera in May 2017, conducting Le nozze di Figaro, led to two further engagements in 2017/18, including performances of Verdi’s La traviata.

In the 2019/20 season, guest-conducting engagements include projects with the Orchestre de Paris, MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig and the Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna. She also conducts Les Siècles as part of the ensemble’s Beethoven anniversary projects.

Corinna Niemeyer completed her training as a conductor at the Hochschule der Künste Zürich and previously studied orchestra conducting, cello and musicology at the conservatories of Munich, Karlsruhe, and Shanghai. She has won awards from a number of international competitions, including the Tokyo International Conducting Competition in 2015, and Talent Chef d'orchestre in Paris in 2014.

Since 2012 she has enjoyed close collaborations with François-Xavier Roth, assisting him in his work with the SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg, Cologne Opera and Les Siècles. She has also assisted Iván Fischer and Valery Gergiev. Niemeyer is currently in her second season as Assistant Conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, where she assisted Lahav Shani and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Her enthusiasm for conveying music in innovative ways, combined with an in-depth approach to all the repertoire she conducts, is reflected in the breadth of her activities as a guest conductor, which includes period music ensembles, contemporary premieres, cross-disciplinary projects, opera, as well as mainstream symphonic projects. She regularly conducts the children's orchestra Démos at the Philharmonie de Paris. From 2016 to 2018, she was lecturer and principal conductor at the Sorbonne University in Paris.

As an opera conductor, Niemeyer made an acclaimed debut at Theater St. Gallen in Switzerland with a new production of Ernst Krenek’s original take on Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea. Her debut at Cologne Opera in May 2017, conducting Le nozze di Figaro, led to two further engagements in 2017/18, including performances of Verdi’s La traviata.

In the 2019/20 season, guest-conducting engagements include projects with the Orchestre de Paris, MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig and the Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna. She also conducts Les Siècles as part of the ensemble’s Beethoven anniversary projects.