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Philipp von Steinaecker

Conductor

  • von Steinaecker was able to balance the orchestra well, combining delicacy and lyricism and blending the vocal part and the instrumental part beautifully
    La Voce
  • Philipp von Steinaecker directed flawlessly
    Giornale della Musica
  • He has the gift of originality and it will be interesting to hear him again
    Corriere della Sera
  • Originally trained as a cellist Philipp von Steinaecker grew up in Hamburg and later studied at the Julliard School in New York and at the CNSM in Paris.  As a founding member of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, he has worked extensively with Claudio Abbado and studied conducting at the Vienna University for Music. 

    He is passionate about baroque and classical music and has a profound stylistic understanding for both, which has led to him founding his own period instrument orchestra Musica Saeculorum.  However, his musical interests are extremely broad and he feels equally at home in the German romantic repertoire as in the music of the Second Viennese School.

    Philipp von Steinaecker was chosen as the first recipient of the position ‘young conductor’ with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and after a year with the OAE he assisted Sir John Eliot Gardiner on two opera productions at the Opéra Comique.  He is currently assisting Claudio Abbado and recently stepped in for Abbado to conduct the Orchestra Mozart in two concerts in Bologna.

    In 2012-13 he appeared for the first time with the New Japan Philhamonic in Tokyo and was immediately re-invited to conduct the orchestra in several concerts of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in 2013.  He made his debut with Musica Saeculorum at the Kölner Philharmonie with Bruckner’s Symphony No. 1 on period instruments in March 2013 and in 2014 he will conduct a production of Mozart’s Mitridate at the Cité de la Musique in Paris.

    In the past he has conducted Camerata Salzburg, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra della Toscana, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano, Orchestra da Camera di Mantova, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Orchestra del Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, the Filarmonica di Torino and the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, many of whom he will return to conduct in 2013-14.

    With Musica Saeculourm he has recorded Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation and a program with arrangements for Salon Orchestra for the Alte Musik-label of the ORF.

    • Brixen Sommerfestival / Musica Saecolorum
      Schütz Musikalische Exequien

      In these sacred surroundings Musica Saeculorum under their sensitive conductor Philipp von Steinaecker turned this concert into a mystic evolution of the mass. Von Steinaecker's Interpretation of Schütz's "Musikalische Exequien" is as pure as the fresco of a Pietà. His wonderful singers and continuo players carry the text with refined sound culture and the solos blossom sweetly over the beautifully discreet continuo. Especially in the ensembles it's as though the music's grief was carried together with the audience who become the procession of mourners, sharing this compelling experience in eternal piece and unforgettable enthusiasm
      Dolomiten 16.7.2013
      Philipp von Steinaecker conducted his excellently trained Choir Musica Saeculorum in Schütz's "Musikalische Exequien" and it was a performance of moving intensity. Von Steinaecker possesses a profound understanding of the baroque musical language and knows how to turn this music into an experience. The theological content of the text might be a closed book to our sober modern times, but it is in performances like this that one senses how alive the connection between composer and his subject once was.
      Tageszeitung 16.7.2013
    • La Colombe, Orchestra della Toscana
      Settimana Musicale Senese, 9 July 2013

      Conductor Philipp von Steinaecker was able to balance the orchestra well, combining delicacy and lyricism and blending the vocal part and the instrumental part beautifully
      La Voce
      Philipp von Steinaecker’s gestures were well articulated
      La Repubblica
      Philipp von Steinaecker directed flawlessly
      Giornale della Musica
      the confident Philipp von Steinaecker, who entertained with such grace, such musical merriment and made the audience smile in front of an unknown work in Italy – performed here for the first time - but what subtle spirit, what wit and what beautiful music!
      Città Nuova
      Philipp von Steinaecker demonstrated absolute mastery of the score and had a successful connection with the stage
      Corriere di Siena
  • Photos

    • Photographer credit: Deniz Saylan
      Photographer credit: Deniz Saylan
    • Photographer credit: Ben Wright
      Photographer credit: Ben Wright
    • Photographer credit: Ben Wright
      Photographer credit: Ben Wright
    • Photographer credit: Ben Wright
      Photographer credit: Ben Wright