Jörn Hinnerk Andresen, Univ.Prof.

Deputy Department Head

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg
Dresden and Amsterdam with Hans Christof Rademann, Siegfried Kurz and Daniel Reuss. After working in Zwickau and Koblenz as a choir director and band leader, he came to the Munich Gärtnerplatz Theater in 2008 in the same function. From 2015 to 2019 he was choir director of the Saxon State Opera in Dresden. 
One of his great successes here was the rehearsal of Schönberg's Moses and Aron, for which the Semperoper Choir was nominated for the International Opera Award 2018. Guest engagements have taken him to the ENO, London and the Munich State Opera. In addition to more than sixty operas, operettas and musicals of all genres and epochs, he has also conducted a broad repertoire of baroque works, including the Baroque Orchestra Cappella Confluentes, which he founded. The rediscovery of works from the Baroque period is a major concern of his work. He also works closely with ensembles such as Lauttencompagney Berlin, whose regular guest conductor he is, the Staatskapelle Halle, Vokal Nord Tromsø and the Batzdorfer Hofkapelle. 
He is a regular guest for concerts, CD productions and rehearsals with radio choirs in Europe, e. g. the BR in Munich, the MDR in Leipzig, the Danish Radio Choir Copenhagen and the Chœur de Radio France, Paris. From 2008 to 2013 he directed the Vienna State Opera Choir Concert Association at the Salzburg Festival. As a choir director, he worked with (almost) all major conductors, including Pierre Boulez, Christian Thielemann, Antonio Pappano, Daniele Gatti, Kirill Petrenko, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Alan Gilbert, Fabio Luisi and Ingo Metzmacher. After teaching at the music academies in Cologne and Dresden as well as working for several years as a mentor to the German Music Council in the Choir Conductors' Forum, Jörn Hinnerk Andresen accepted a professorship for choral conducting at the Mozarteum in Salzburg in the winter semester 19/20.