... (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, 07.02.2018
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 made his 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. Recent highlights included concerts 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, which he conducted again the following year. He has recently conducted Saul in Mainz and new productions of Don Giovanni at the Opéra National du Rhin and Le nozze di Figaro at the Opéra National de Lorraine, this title with stage direction by film director James Gray.
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 has already celebrated its 10th anniversary.
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.
Recent engagements include L'incoronazione di Poppea at the Staatsoper Hannover and concerts with the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg, Münchner Rundfunk orchester and Hessisches Staatsorchester.
His engagements this season include concerts with the Moscow and Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestras.
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HAYDN/MOZART CONCERT 06 October 2021 18:00 Staatstheater, Wiesbaden 06 October 2021 20:00 Staatstheater, Wiesbaden
HAYDN CONCERT 24 October 2021 11:00 Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg 24 October 2021 20:00 Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg
FAURE REQUIEM 17 November 2021 20:00 Arts Centre De Singel, Antwerpen
CONCERT 18 December 2021 15:00 Galeriegebäude Herrenhausen, Hannover 18 December 2021 19:30 Galeriegebäude Herrenhausen, Hannover 19 December 2021 17:00 Galeriegebäude Herrenhausen, Hannover
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