Corinna Niemeyer

Assistent Conductor

Corinna Niemeyer is currently Assistant Conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, a position she has held since September 2018.

As guest conductor she has been invited by the Gürzenich-Orchester Cologne, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, the Musikkollegium Winterthur, the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra and others.

Corinna’s debut at the Cologne Opera in May 2017 conducting Le nozze di Figaro led to two further engagements in 2017/18, including a new production of La traviata. In 2016, she led a contemporary production of Udo Zimmermann’s Weiße Rose at the Theater Augsburg, praised as "moving" (BR-Klassik) and of “great intensity” (a3Kultur).

In the 2018/19 season she will be performing for the first time with the Orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin, as well as with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg at the Opéra National du Rhin. She has been invited to return to the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, after giving an acclaimed concert at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern last season.

Corinna has won awards at several international conducting competitions (Tokyo International Conducting Competition 2015, Talent Chef d'orchestre 2014 Paris).

Since 2012 she has collaborated with Francois-Xavier Roth and has assisted him with the SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg, Cologne Opera and “Les Siècles” on numerous projects including contemporary programmes for the “Musikfest Berlin”. She has also worked as an assistant to Ivan Fischer and Valery Gergiev.

Enthusiastic about conveying music in innovative ways, Corinna is known for her creative and audience-oriented concert presentations. During her studies, she became Artistic Director of the Orchestre Universitaire de Strasbourg, establishing the orchestra as one of the most active university orchestras in Europe. She was awarded the "Prix de l’Amitié franco-allemande " in 2018 by the German Consulate General in Strasbourg for her cross-border cultural commitment. She also regularly conducts the children's orchestra (DEMOS) at the Philharmonie de Paris.

From 2016 to 2018, she was lecturer and principal conductor at the Sorbonne University in Paris and will continue to be associated with the Sorbonne Orchestra as guest conductor.

Corinna holds a Master’s degree in orchestra conducting from the Hochschule der Künste Zürich and studied orchestra conducting, cello and musicology at the Conservatories of Music of Karlsruhe, Munich and Shanghai.

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