Frank Beermann

The Conductor Frank Beermann has distinguished himself internationally both on the concert platform and through his many CD recordings.

His insatiable curiosity for new, undiscovered repertoire and interest in re- interpretation of core repertoire have won him numerous awards and prizes.

A core component of the conductor's repertoire are the works of Richard Wagner. His interpretations of Tristan and Isolde, Tannha?user, Lohengrin and “ Der Fliegende Holländer” in the Minden Wagner projects were rapturously received by local and international press alike. During the years 2015-2019 Frank Beermann conducted the acclaimed “Ring” cycle in Minden with 36 performances of the four operas by Richard Wagner.

Writing in the magazine Crescendo’s special 2015 Echo Klassik Awards edition, Eleonore Büning wrote:” Frank Beermann is one of the best Wagner conductors of our time”.

His CD recordings, encompassing as much standard repertoire as they do rediscovered and contemporary works, have received multiple awards, most notably the Echo Klassik in 2009 and 2015.

Frank Beermann has in recent years devoted himself more intently to the great symphonic works of Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler and in particular Anton Bruckner. He was thus rapidly able to add the “completed” 9th symphony including its reconstructed 4th movement to his repertoire.

Over the past 10 years, he has conducted full cycles of the symphonic works by Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Schumann, Mahler (except the 8th symphony) and Strauss, as well as the complete Mozart piano concertos with Matthias Kirschnereit and the Bamberger Sinfonikern; he is currently working on the complete Mozart Symphonies in a new concert series for the Hamm Klassiksommer , with performances spread out over several years.

From 2007 to 2016, Frank Beermann was Generalmusikdirektor of the Theater Chemnitz and Principal conductor of the Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie.

Recent national and international engagements have included his debuts with the Athens National Orchestra, the Aalto Theater Essen, the Philharmonia Orchestra London, Staatstheater Stuttgart and the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. His last project before the shut down was “Parsifal”, a highly acclaimed production at the Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse. In 2021 a new production of “Elektra” again in Toulouse became a great success and a wonderful reunion with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse.

Current projects are “Figaro” at the Opera de Lausanne, “Zauberflöte” at the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse and concerts with Athens State Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Philharmonische Staatsorchester Hamburg and Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie.