Conductor

Andreas Spering

Biography – about the artist.

Andreas Spering is one of the leading European early music specialists. His expertise in historically informed playing is well received and in 2018/19 he will debut with the Brucknerorchester Linz, Tonkünstler-Orchester and Camerata Salzburg.

He is regularly invited to conduct orchestras such as the Bamberger Symphoniker, Staatskapelle Weimar, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, New Japan Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España, Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Lahti Symphony and the Radio Symphony Orchestras of Hannover, Leipzig, Saarbrücken and Munich. Highlights of the last season included concert with the Orchestra of the Opéra de Rouen, Lapland Chamber Orchestra, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Dortmunder Philharmoniker and his last minute step-in with the Gulbenkian Orchestra Lisbon.


Andreas Spering is much in demand on the international opera scene. He has conducted the great Mozart operas and a number of works by Handel, along with Beethoven’s Fidelio and Weber’s Freischütz, in Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Antwerp, Luxembourg, Nantes, Rouen, Strasbourg, Hanover, Essen, Nuremberg and Seville, and also at the Handel Festivals of Halle and Karlsruhe on several occasions. He conducted the revival series of Pierre Audi’s acclaimed production “And you must suffer” in Amsterdam, “Don Giovanni” and “La finta giardiniera” at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and Wagner’s “Das Rheingold” at the Kulturwald Festival (Bavarian Forest Cultural Festival). In the beginning of 2018, he opened the 40th anniversary season of the Handel Festspiele Karlsruhe with an acclaimed production of “Alcina”

His artistic outlook was decisively influenced by Gerd Zacher, under whom he studied in Essen, as well as by Reinhard Goebel and his renowned ensemble Musica Antiqua Köln, of which Spering was a member as harpsichordist for several years. In 1996, Spering was appointed Artistic Director of the Brühler Schlosskonzerte near Bonn, where he established Germany’s first and only Haydn Festival, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

A selection of highly acclaimed CDs documents his artistic achievements. His recording of the early cantatas of Joseph Haydn (harmonia mundi) received several accolades, including the “Choc du Monde de la Musique”. The recording of the Haydn oratorio “Il ritorno di Tobia” (Naxos) received the German Record Critics’ Annual Award. Especially well received was the recording of Mozart Arias (Sony) with Sabine Meyer and the Kammerorchester Basel.

Season 2018/2019

The next dates:

10.12.2018

Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater GmbH

Schwerin

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11.12.2018

Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater GmbH

Schwerin

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12.12.2018

Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater GmbH

Schwerin

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20.12.2018

Musikkenshus Aalborg

Aalborg

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21.12.2018

Hirtshals Kirke

Hirtshals

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22.12.2018

Thisted Kirke

Thisted

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25.01.2019

Staatstheater Mainz

Mainz

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10.02.2019

Staatstheater Mainz

Mainz

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17.02.2019

Staatstheater Mainz

Mainz

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17.03.2019

Staatstheater Mainz

Mainz

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04.04.2019

Mozarteum Salzburg

Salzburg

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General Management:

Sabine Gießelmann

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sabine.giesselmann@kdschmid.de

Regina Thimm

Artist Coordinator

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regina.thimm@kdschmid.de

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Discography and quotes.

Discography

George Frideric Handel

Siroe

10.2015, Harmonia Mundi, CD

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Johann Friedrich Reichardt

Erwin & Elmire

01.2013, CPO, CD

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Johannes Brahms

Serenades 1 & 2

01.2008, CPO, CD

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Haydn

Il ritorno di Tobia

11.2007, Naxos, CD

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Haydn

Die Schöpfung (The Creation)

04.2005, Naxos, CD

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Reviews and quotes.

„…(Andreas Spering) organised masterfully the dramatic dialogue between all musical elements. From high of his ethereal seat J. S. Bach must have smiled with contentment.“

Jorge Calado, Expresso, 07.04.2018

„It was a telling sign that the following evening’s performance of “La Finta Giardiniera,” an opera Mozart wrote when he was just a teenager and in no way the equal of “Le Nozze di Figaro,” was more interesting and affecting. Here, conducted by Andreas Spering, Le Cercle de l’Harmonie played with both more muscle and more tenderness, and the youthful cast seemed more committed to the alternately riotous and sober story of the love tangles that ensue when a noblewoman disguises herself as a gardener to escape a violent lover.“

Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, 14.07.2012

„The real highlight is Andreas Spering’s stylish conducting, and the sprightly playing he draws from Le Cercle de l’Harmonie.“

Shirley Apthorp, Financial Times, 11.07.2012