Christoph Poppen
Conductor

Conductor, soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue: in the international musical world Christoph Poppen has made a name for himself in diverse forms, winning many awards.

Contacts

Sabine Frank +49 (0)89 6797 10455
Karin Schwarz-Feyhl +49 (0)89 6797 10432
Milena Paul +49 89 679710451

Biography

Principal Conductor: Kölner Kammerorchester
Principal Guest Conductor: Hong Kong Sinfonietta

 

Conductor, soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue: Christoph Poppen has made a name for himself in diverse roles in the international musical world, winning many awards along the way. 

During the current season, Christoph Poppen continues his close and highly successful collaboration with the Kölner Kammerorchester in his role as Principal Conductor and as Principal Guest Conductor of Hong Kong Sinfonietta. He will make his conducting debuts with Seoul Philharmonic and Residentie Orkest and will return to the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, Orchestre de Pays de Savoie and Bilkent Symphony Orchestra. 

Principal Conductor: Kölner Kammerorchester
Principal Guest Conductor: Hong Kong Sinfonietta

 

Conductor, soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue: Christoph Poppen has made a name for himself in diverse roles in the international musical world, winning many awards along the way. 

During the current season, Christoph Poppen continues his close and highly successful collaboration with the Kölner Kammerorchester in his role as Principal Conductor and as Principal Guest Conductor of Hong Kong Sinfonietta. He will make his conducting debuts with Seoul Philharmonic and Residentie Orkest and will return to the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, Orchestre de Pays de Savoie and Bilkent Symphony Orchestra.

From the start of his conducting career, Christoph Poppen established an international reputation for innovative programming and commitment to contemporary music and has appeared with the Bamberger Symphoniker, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Staatskapelle Dresden, Wiener Symphoniker, Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, Detroit and Indianapolis symphony orchestras, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, New Japan Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg and at the Biennale in Venice.

As an opera conductor, he very successfully led a new production of Die Entführung aus dem Serail at the Aalto Theatre in Essen and performances of Gluck’s Iphigénie en Aulide at Staatsoper Stuttgart. In 2017 he conducted Weber’s Oberon in concert version at Opera Köln.

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Contacts

Sabine Frank +49 (0)89 6797 10455
Karin Schwarz-Feyhl +49 (0)89 6797 10432
Milena Paul +49 89 679710451

Reviews

“Under experienced German conductor Christoph Poppen the Danish National Symphony Orchestra give a terrifically disciplined yet adrenalised account of these highly demanding scores… A compelling disc, all told, for every bold-leaning lover of big-sounding symphonies.” (Musicweb International, August 2013)

“It’s been an interesting first season for the impressively named Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern… The most solid connecting factor was the Music Director, Christoph Poppen, whose contract with the Philharmonie has been renewed until 2011.” (Gig, November 2008)

“Christoph Poppen conducts with a flowing baton.” (The Times, May 2008)

“Under experienced German conductor Christoph Poppen the Danish National Symphony Orchestra give a terrifically disciplined yet adrenalised account of these highly demanding scores… A compelling disc, all told, for every bold-leaning lover of big-sounding symphonies.” (Musicweb International, August 2013)

“It’s been an interesting first season for the impressively named Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern… The most solid connecting factor was the Music Director, Christoph Poppen, whose contract with the Philharmonie has been renewed until 2011.” (Gig, November 2008)

“Christoph Poppen conducts with a flowing baton.” (The Times, May 2008)

“Soprano Juliane Banse is perfectly suited to such vocal writing, and under Christoph Poppen, the strings of the German Radio Philharmonic sound wonderfully lustrous.” (The Guardian, April 2008)