A native of Vienna, Philipp Pointner has an ingrained affinity to the Viennese Masters (both classic and more modern), from Mozart through Johann Strauss to Schreker, Korngold and Mahler.

His versatility extends beyond the Viennese repertoire, however, as is borne out by his successes with the works of Strauss’ Rosenkavalier in Vienna and with the Flemish Opera, Korngold’s Die Tote Stadt in Nürnberg, and Janacek’s Makropulos Affair and Cunning Little Vixen. In Nürnberg he also honed his skills in the Italian repertoire with works by Verdi and Puccini, amongst others.

A particular passion is ballet, and he was invited to conduct the programme In Flanders Fields, including the world premiere of Sayo Kosugi‘s Heroes of the Heart with the Flemish Royal Ballet in May 2015. Also in 2015, he made his début at the Hamburg State Opera where he conducting performances of Hänsel und Gretel. On the concert platform, he conducted concerts with the Brandenburger Symphoniker in September and with the Tonkünstler Orchester in Vienna in December, 2015. Other engagements in recent seasons include: A début with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna; a return invitation to conduct a series of New Year concerts with the Tonkünstlerorchester; performances of Der fliegende Holländer with the Flemish Opera and Katja Kabanova, Bluebeard’s Castle and The Seven Deadly Sins at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden. This season he is due to conduct several concerts including Der Jasager in Antwerp/Ghent, and a programme of Haydn and Mozart with the Berliner Symphoniker.

Philipp Pointner received his education at the Private Conservatory University Vienna and at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts he studied conducting, coaching and composition. After graduating with honours in 1994, he was engaged by the Cape Town Opera where, in addition to repertoire work, he led new productions of Fidelio, Le nozze di Figaro, Carmen and die Lustige Witwe. He has also appeared at the Civic Centre Johannesburg, at the renowned South African Grahamstown Festival and works regularly in Cape Town and Pretoria.

In Europe he has worked at the opera houses of Cologne, Mannheim and Brunswick, Bern, Innsbruck, Graz, Antwerp, Gent and Bratislava. He held the position of 1st Kapellmeister at the Staatstheater Nürnberg until 2013. Prior to which he was the assistant to Sir Roger Norrington at the Salzburg Festival and Christian Thielemann at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Since 2004 Philipp Pointner has been a regular guest conductor of the State Philharmonic of Cluj (Romania). In concert, he has worked with both the Nürnberger Philharmoniker and Symphoniker as well as with the Tonkünstler, St Pölten, WDR Radio Orchester, Philharmonic Orchestra Oviedo, Bavarian Chamber Philharmonic, State Philharmonic Orchestra of Timisoara (Romania), the Hof Symphony Orchestra and the Württembergische Kammerorchester in Heilbonn. He is a particularly gifted ‘talkmaster’ and is much in demand for ‘Vienna Style’ New Year concerts.

L. v. Beethoven
V. Bellini
I Puritani
B. Blacher
Ein Preußisches Märchen
G. Bizet
G. Donizetti
Lucia di Lammermoor
L´elisir d´amore
U. Giordano
Andrea Chénier
E. Humperdinck
Hänsel und Gretel
L. Janacek
Das schlaue Füchslein
Die Sache Makropulos
E.W. Korngold
Die tote Stadt
R. Leoncavallo
A. Lortzing
Der Wildschütz
P. Mascagni
Cavalleria rusticana
S. Matthus
W. A. Mozart
Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Le nozze di Figaro
Don Giovanni
Così fan tutte
Die Zauberflöte
J. Offenbach
Hoffmanns Erzählungen
S. Prokofieff
Die Liebe zu den Drei Orangen
F. Poulenc
Dialogues des Carmelites
G. Puccini
Madama Butterfly
Gianni Schicchi
H. Purcell
King Arthur
F. Schreker
Der ferne Klang
R. Strauss
Der Rosenkavalier
G. Rossini
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Il viaggio a Reims
V. Ullmann
Der Kaiser von Atlantis
G. Verdi
La Traviata
Il Trovatore
Un Ballo in Maschera
Don Carlo
R. Wagner
Der Fliegende Holländer
C. M. v. Weber
Der Freischütz
J. Weinberger
Schwanda der Dudelsackpfeifer
J.S. Bach
Brandenburgische Konzerte
S. Barber
Adagio for Strings
Essays for orchestra
L.v. Beethoven
Die Klavierkonzerte
Leonoren-Ouverture No 3
Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus
Sinfonien 1-3, 5-8
L. Bernstein
Candide (Ouverture)
G. Bizet
J. Brahms
Klavierkonzert No 2
Tragische Ouverture
Sinfonien 1,2,4
B. Britten
Simple Symphony
A. Bruckner
Symphonie No 4
A. Chatchaturjan
F. Chopin
Klavierkonzert No 1 und 2
A. Dvorak
Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester
Sinfonien 8 und 9
P. Dukas
L´apprenti sorcier
M. Glinka
Ruslan und Ludmilla (Ouverture)
E. Grieg
Per Gynt
J. Haydn
Sinfonien No 83, 104
G. Holst
Die Planeten
L. Janácek
G. Mahler
F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Ein Sommernachtstraum
Sinfonie No 4 (Italienische)
W.A. Mozart
Die Ouverturen
Die Violinkonzerte
O. Nicolai
Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor
S. Prokofiew
Suite aus “Die Liebe zu den 3 Orangen”
Suite aus “Romeo und Julia”
Symphonie classique
M. Ravel
Rapsodie espagnole
G. Rossini
P. de Sarasate
A. Schnittke
MozArt a la Haydn
D. Schostakowitsch
Sinfonie No 9
F. Schubert
Sinfonien No 3,5,7 (Unvollendete),9
R. Schumann
Sinfonien No 3, 4
Fantasie op 131
Konzertallegro op 134
Violinkonzert WoO 1
B. Smetana
Vltava (Die Moldau)
Johann und Josef Strauß
Walzer und Polkas
R. Strauss
Don Juan
Till Eulenspiegel
Walzerfolge aus “Der Rosenkavalier”
I. Stravinsky
Apollon musagete
Symphony in three movements
J. Suk
K. Szymanowsky
Sinfonie No 4
P.I. Tschaikowsky
Violinkonzertbr />Sinfonie No 5
A. Vivaldi
Die vier Jahreszeiten
G. Verdi
R. Wagner
Ouverturen / Vorspiele
C.M. von Weber

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