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Gerrit Prießnitz

Born in Bonn, Gerrit Prießnitz is a sought-after guest on the podium of various international orchestras and opera houses. His recent debuts have included the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO), the Belgrade Philharmonic and the Filharmonie Brno. In 2024, he will take t the podium for the first time at the Staatsphilharmonie Nuremberg, the Bochum Symphony Orchestra and the Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra Innsbruck.
After graduating with distinction from the University »Mozarteum« Salzburg, he was first engaged at the Theater Erfurt. Subsequently, he was associated with the Volksoper Vienna in changing positions from 2006 to 2023, where he conducted a wide-ranging repertoire from Mozart to Berlioz or Strauss to Henze, Trojahn and Glanert. In 2018/19 Gerrit Prießnitz served as »Principal Guest Conductor« of the Theater Chemnitz.
Guest appearances have taken him repeatedly to the Vienna State Opera, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Japan and South Korea, the Hamburg State Opera and the Cologne Opera, the Bruckner Orchestra and the Landestheater Linz, Lucerne, Sofia, Bologna, Bari, Córdoba, the Mörbisch Lake Festival and various German orchestras and opera houses: MDR Symphony Orchestra Leipzig, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Aalto Theater Essen, Munich Radio Orchestra, Staatskapelle Halle, Beethovenfest Bonn, Augsburg State Theater, Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra, Württemberg Philharmonic Orchestra Reutlingen, North German Philharmonic Orchestra Rostock, Brandenburg State Orchestra, Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra and others. CD and DVD productions are available on Sony Classical and Unitel, among others.
In 2023 Gerrit Prießnitz took up a professorship at the Institute for Music Theater at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG); since fall 2017 he previously held a lectureship in opera at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien (MUK).
In the 2023/24 season he returns to the Vienna State Opera for the Vienna State Ballet production of Goldberg Variations.

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