A conductor of deep intelligence and musicality, Christoph König is widely admired for his clarity, sensitivity and elegant interpretations. He is currently Principal Conductor & Music Director of the Solistes Européens, Luxembourg and was previously Chief Conductor of the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música (2009-2014) and the Malmö Symphony Orchestra (2003-2006).
Engagements with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Real Filharmonía de Galícia, RTVE Orchestra Madrid, Pittsburgh Symphony and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestras are a regular feature of König’s seasonal activities. His other engagements include the Staatskapelle Dresden, Orchestre de Paris, Danish National Symphony, Netherlands Philharmonic, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Orquesta de Valencia, Dresden Philharmonic, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrucken, Bremen Philharmoniker, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Barcelona Symphony, Orquesta de Euskadi and Orquesta Sinfónica Castilla y León. Further afield he has conducted the Melbourne Symphony, New Zealand Symphony, Adelaide Symphony, West Australian Symphony and the Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra.
An impressive debut in the USA in 2010 has led to multiple re-invitations from the Pittsburgh Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Houston Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Seattle Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
Christoph König’s opera experience includes productions of Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Die Zauberflöte and Il Turco in Italia at Zurich Opera, Die Entführung aus dem Serail at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Don Giovanni at the Staatsoper Stuttgart and Die Zauberflöte and Rigoletto at Deutsche Oper Berlin. His discography includes recordings for Hyperion, DB Productions, Ao Vivo, Chandos and SEL Classics, and a new relationship with Rubicon Classics is launched this season with a recording of Symphonies by Beethoven and Mêhul which will be followed by Schubert and Berioå in 2018.
König was born in Dresden where he sang in the celebrated Dresdner Kreuzchor. He studied conducting, piano and singing at the Dresdner Musikhochschule. His early work as a conductor took him to masterclasses given by, amongst others, Sergiu Celibidache and Sir Colin Davis, with whom he worked as assistant conductor/Korrepetiteur at the Dresden Opera/Sächsische Staatskapelle. He began his professional career as Erster Kapellmeister at the Opera in Bonn.
The CD features Christoph Koenig conducting Solistes Européens Luxembourg through a programme of Berio's 'Rendering', and Schubert's 9th Symphony, known as 'the Great C Major'.
This week, Maestro Koenig travels to Japan to conduct the Japan Century Symphony Orchestra in a performance on 5 July.
Christoph König will conduct a programme of Brahms' Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Mozart's Violin Concerto No 4 with soloist Tasmin Little, and Beethoven's Symphony No 1.
This week sees Christoph König perform with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London and on tour in the UK.
Christoph König and Leonard Elschenbroich join forces this week with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Christoph König returns to the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with two concerts on 12 and 13 October in Glasgow and Inverness
Christoph Koenig will conduct the West Australia Symphony Orchestra and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra whilst in Australia over the next two weeks
This week Christoph Koenig returns to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for three concerts at the Heinz Hall
Christoph Koenig conducts two concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on Wednesday 3 May at the Warwick Arts Centre and Thursday 4 May at London's Cadogan Hall
CHRISTOPH KÖNIG joins with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrucken to conduct Bruckner’s Symphony No 1 and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto with soloist Martin Stadtfeld (17 March)