Deputy Department Head
Jörn Hinnerk Andresen
Univ. Prof. for Choral Conducting⋅Department Conducting, Choir & Wind Band Conducting
Jörn Hinnerk Andresen studied conducting, piano and harpsichord in Dresden and Amsterdam with Hans-Christoph Rademann, Siegfried Kurz and Daniel Reuss. After stations in Zwickau and Koblenz, he joined the Munich State Theater in 2008 as choral director and kapellmeister. From 2015 to 2019 he was choral director at the Semperoper Dresden, and with the Saxon State Opera Chorus he was nominated for an International Opera Award.
As a conductor, he conducted not only more than 60 operas, operettas and musicals of all genres and epochs, but also a wide repertoire of baroque works, including with the baroque orchestra Cappella Confluentes, which he founded. The rediscovery and revitalization of works of the baroque period is a major concern for him, e.g. B. the reconstruction of an Easter Vespers from the Warsaw royal court in 1615 or the adaptation of Telemann's "The Patient Socrates" for the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz and Purcell's "The Fairy Queen" for the Theater Regensburg. He also works closely with ensembles such as the lautten compagney BERLIN, of which he is a regular guest conductor, the Staatskapelle Halle, Vokal Nord from Tromsø and the Batzdorfer Hofkapelle. He is a regular guest for concerts, CD productions and rehearsals with several European radio choirs, including the Bavarian Radio Choir, the MDR Radio Choir, the National Danish Radio Choir in Copenhagen and the Chœur de Radio France in Paris. From 2008 to 2013 he conducted the Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus at the Salzburg Festival. As a choir director he has worked with many renowned conductors, including Pierre Boulez, Christian Thielemann, Antonio Pappano, Daniele Gatti, Kirill Petrenko, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Alan Gilbert, Fabio Luisi and Ingo Metzmacher. After teaching assignments at the music academies in Cologne and Dresden and several years as a mentor of the German Music Council in the choral conducting forum, Jörn Hinnerk Andresen accepted an appointment to a professorship for choral conducting at the Mozarteum University in the winter semester 2019/20.