Corinna

Niemeyer

Conductor

Corinna Niemeyer is currently Assistant Conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, a position she has held since September 2018.

 

As guest conductor she has been invited by the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, the Musikkollegium Winterthur, the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra and others.

 

Her debut at the Cologne Opera in May 2017 was followed by an intensive collaboration in the 17/18 season, during which she conducted numerous performances at the Cologne Opera

(Le Nozze di Figaro, La Traviata). In 2016 she led a contemporary production (U.Zimmermann "Weiße Rose") at the Theater Augsburg to "moving performances" (BR-Klassik) of „great intensity“ (a3Kultur).

 

In the 2018/19 season she will be performing for the first time with the Orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin, as well as with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg at the Opéra National du Rhin. She has been invited to return to the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, after giving an acclaimed concert at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern last season.

 

Corinna Niemeyer has won awards at several international conducting competitions (Tokyo International Conducting Competition 2015, Talent Chef d'orchestre 2014 Paris).

 

Since 2012 she has collaborated with Francois-Xavier Roth

and has assisted him with the SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg, Cologne Opera and “Les Siècles” on numerous projects including contemporary programmes, e.g. for the “Musikfest Berlin”.

She has also worked as an assistant to Ivan Fischer and Valery Gergiev.

 

Enthusiastic about conveying music in innovative ways, Corinna Niemeyer is now known for her creative and audience-oriented concert presentations. Since 2016 she has also been conducting a children's orchestra (DEMOS) at the Philharmonie Paris.

 

During her studies, she became Artistic Director of the Orchestre Universitaire deStrasbourg, establishing the orchestra as one of the most active university orchestras in Europe. At the invitation of the European Commission, she conducted the orchestra at the

European Ceremony of Honour for Helmut Kohl in the European Parliament. From 2016 to 2018, she was lecturer and principal conductor at the Sorbonne University in Paris and will continue to be associated with the Sorbonne Orchestra as guest conductor.

 

Corinna Niemeyer holds a Master’s degree in orchestra conducting from the Hochschule der Künste Zürich and studied orchestra conducting, cello and musicology at the Conservatories

of Music of Karlsruhe, Munich and Shanghai. She received  inspiring impulses in masterclasses with Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Muti, Esa-Pekka Salonen and David Zinman.

 

She was awarded the "Prix de l’Amitié franco-allemande " in 2018 by the German Consulate General in Strasbourg for her cross-border cultural commitment.