Luka Hauser © Franco Jennewein

Conductor, Fellow

Luka Hauser

Biography – about the artist.

The 25-year-old German-Spanish conductor and pianist Luka Hauser is the newly appointed Kapellmeister and assistant conductor to Cornelius Meister at the Staatsoper Stuttgart from the 2023/24 season. In this capacity, he will conduct performances of Giuseppe Verdi's Falstaff and Kurt Weil's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahogany. Other highlights include his debut with the Nürnberger Symphoniker, assisting at the Dutch National Opera with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia.

Most recently, Luka Hauser has gained valuable experiences as assistant to renowned conductors such as Zubin Mehta at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin, Vladimir Jurowsky with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Markus Stenz at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Markus Poschner at the Landestheater Linz and at the Bayreuth Festival. He recently made his debuts with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Symphonieorchester Liechtenstein, the Staatskapelle Weimar and the Thüringer Symphoniker, as well as assisting Cornelius Meister at the Open Air Klassik concerts with the NDR Radiophilharmonie in Hannover.

He also conducted the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra during his participation in the Master Classes for Conductors with Uroš Lajovic. Further master classes followed with Danielle Gatti at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and with Andrés Orozco-Estrada at the Escuela Reina Sofia with the Freixenet Orchestra in Madrid.

Luka Hauser is supported by foundations including the Lyra Stiftung Zürich, the Paul-Hindemith-Gesellschaft in Berlin, the Geert und Lore Blanken-Schlemper Stiftung and the Ernst von Siemens Stiftung. Together with string players from the Hochschule für Musik HfM "Hanns Eisler" and the Universität der Künste UdK Berlin, he founded the ensemble "Berlin Young Soloists" in 2021. In November 2021 they gave their debut in the concert hall of the UdK with works by Dvořák, Mahler and Barber. Further concerts followed as part of the Crescendo Festival Berlin.

In May 2023 Luka Hauser completed his conducting studies at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin with Christian Ehwald, Alexander Vitlin and Markus Stenz. Previously, in February 2022, he completed his piano studies at the Universität der Künste Berlin with Prof. Gottlieb Wallisch.

Luka Hauser is a scholarship holder of the Conducting Forum of the German Music Council.

SEASON 2023/2024

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Luka Hauser debuts with the Göttinger Symphonieorchester

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Luka Hauser in an interview with Deutschlandfunk Kultur

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Luka Hauser conducts Falstaff at the Staatsoper Stuttgart

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Conductor Luka Hauser joins the KD SCHMID Fellowship Scheme

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„The score, which requires a great deal of quick-wittedness and circumspection in the turbulent group scenes, is in remarkably safe hands with the 25 year old German-Spanish composer, so that he can go beyond pure accompaniment to create colorful interpretations with the flexibly reacting Stuttgart State Orchestra. We can look forward to further performances by him.“

Udo Klebes, Online Merker, 27.11.2023

„Luka Hauser performed superbly at the helm of the accomplished Stuttgart State Orchestra. Together with the well-spirited musicians, he created a lively, flowing tapestry of sound with a number of lively climaxes and beautiful lyrical passages.“

Ludwig Steinbach, Der Opernfreund, 26.11.2023

„A positive surprise in this production is the young conductor Luka Hauser, who meticulously brings out the subtleties of the score with the subtle fusion of arioso and parlando with the Stuttgart State Orchestra.“

Alexander Walther, Online Merker, 26.11.2023