Christoph Gedschold

Christoph Gedschold was appointed Kapellmeister of Leipzig Opera in 2015 and has established himself also at at Semperoper Dresden with „Freischütz“, „Don Giovann“ and the new production of Weinbergs „The passenger“ and Hamburg State Opera. with „Katia Kabanowa“ and „La bohème“. The Wiener Festwochen have invited 2016 the very succesful production of Weinbergs „The Passenger“ of Frankfurt Opera, that he conducted there in 2015. In Leipzig he had great success with the new production of „Freischütz“ and with „La Bohème“, „La Traviata“, „Tosca“, „Rigoletto“ und „West Side Story“.

Gedschold had his debut with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal with Symphony No. 11 of Shostakovich and conducted Mahler Symphony No.7 with the Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie in Chemnitz.

In 2017/18 he led new productions of „Rusalka“ and „Pagliacci/Bluebird“ in Leipzig, „Simon Boccanegra“ and „Eugen Onegin“ in Hamburg and „Zauberflöte“ in Dresden.
In 2018/19 he will have his concert debut with Staatskapelle Dresden and MDR Symphony Orchestra, „Ariadne“ in Frankfurt, „Rusalka“ in Köln, „Verkaufte Braut“ in Leipzig, „Manon Lescaut“ in Hamburg and „Zauberflöte“ in Dresden.

Born in Magdeburg/Germany, he studied piano and conducting in Leipzig und with Prof. Christof Prick in Hamburg. During his studies 2001 he was Korrepetitor at the International Operastudio in Zürich, followed 2002 being Kapellmeister at Theater Luzern. During this time he worked at Lucerne Festival with Claudio Abbado, Mariss Jansons and Pierre Boulez and was member of the Lucerne Festival Orchester. He was also assistant of Ulf Schirmer at Bregenzer Festival. 2005 Christoph Gedschold became Korrepetitor, Kapellmeister and Assistent of Music Director Christof Prick at State Theater Nürnberg.

2009-15 he was First Kapellmeister at State Theater Karlsruhe und conducted with new productions „The Greek Passion“ by Martinu, Webers „Euryanthe“, „La Gioconda“ by Ponchielli, the Ballett „Siegfried“, the German premiere of „The Passenger“ by Weinberg, „Iphigenie en Tauride“ by Gluck and „Le Rossignol“/“L´enfant et les sortiléges“. He went on tour with State Theater Karlsruhe to Daegu/South-Korea and „Freischütz“, „The flying Dutchman“ und „Tannhäuser“. 2012 he lead „La Gioconda“ at Teatro Politeama in Lecce/Italy, 2013-15 at Theater Basel/Switzerland „Tosca“, „Eugen Onegin“, „Les Contes d'Hoffmann“ & „Cosi fan tutte“ and 2014/15 „La Bohème“ at Leipzig Opera.

He has conducted the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Staatskapelle Dresden, Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe, Museumsorchester Frankfurt, Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg, Hamburger Symphoniker, Orchestre philharmonique de Montréal, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz and New Japan Philharmonic.
Stefan Schmerbeck Artists Management, 9/2018