Conductor Christoph Altstaedt


Christoph Altstaedt's 17/18 season features debuts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. After his widely acclaimed Mozart productions at Theater Basel, Glyndebourne on Tour and Savonlinna, Christoph Altstaedt makes his debut with „Così fan tutte“ at the Finnish National Opera and returns to Opera North with „Don Giovanni“. Committed to developing contemporary approaches to classical concerts, Christoph Altstaedt will perform a new version of „Sacre du Printemps“ combined with electronic music with the Junge Norddeutsche Philharmonie at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

Recent concert highlights included a return to the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken and the Ensemble Resonanz, as well as debuts with the hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Philharmonie Zuidnederlands at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Oslo Philharmonic, Auckland Philharmonia, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestras and the Mozarteum Orchester at the Salzburger Festspiele.

From the outset of his career, Christoph Altstaedt has been dedicated to a variety of youth and education projects. In 2003 he founded a multi-award-winning youth orchestra involving German, Polish and Czech nationals, with the aim of bringing together young people from former war-torn territories. Their concert tours included acclaimed Mahler performances in venues ranging from the Berlin Konzerthaus to Tokyo's Suntory hall. Christoph Altstaedt remains committed to working with young musicians and has since led f.e. projects of the German National Youth Orchestra and the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie.

Future engagements include Cosi fan tutte at the Helsinki Opera, Altstaedts London Debuts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and returns to Casa da Musica Porto, Marseille, Hamburger Symphoniker and Glyndebourne on Tour with „La traviata“.