Georg Fritzsch was born in Meißen and educated at the Hochschule für Musik “Carl Maria von Weber” in Dresden. The artist served as solo-cel- list of the Philharmonic Orchestra Altenburg-Gera, whilst he completed his studies as conductor in Dresden and Leipzig. He became chief conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra in Südwest- falen and the Tiroler Symphonie Orchester Innsbruck. The opera house Hagen offered him an engagement as principal conductor, a position he had until 2002 / 2003. In 2003 appointment as General Music Director of the Kiel Opera House. He will finish his contract at the end of the season 2018 / 2019. With an extensive symphonic and operatic repertoire that ranges from Bach to contemporary music, Georg Fritzsch led numerous prestigious orchestras including the Sächsiche Staatskapelle Dresden, Dresdner Philharmonie, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Gürzenich Orches- ter Köln and abroad the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Radio-Symphony Orchester Basel, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland among others. He has conducted at opera houses such as Sächsische Staats- oper Dresden, Niedersächsische Staatstheater Hannover, the Aalto Thea- ter Essen and the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. He also maintains a close relationship with the Staatstheater Stuttgart (among others Elektra, Der  Freischütz, Der fliegende Holländer). One of his up-coming engagements includes the musical direction of the Ring-Cycle staged by Dieter Dorn at the Gran Théâtre de Genève (2018 / 2019 season). Georg Fritzsch is noted for his large repertoire and is an excellent inter- preter of the works by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Mahler, Strauss and Wagner, leading several  world premieres (works by Matthus, Cristóbal Halffter, Kunad). Recordings for the CPO, Orfeo (Wagner-CD / Michael Volle) and the RCA Victor Red Seal labels. Georg Fritzsch teaches at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich. Representation: General Management  
Georg Fritzsch
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