Ingo Ingensand – conductor of the gala concert

The gala concert of the International Cello Competition „Anna Kull“ took place on February 22, 2020 with the Graz Philharmonic Orchestra in the Opera Graz. Ingo Ingensand conducted this concert.

| Foto: Renate Schinnerl

Ingo Ingensand was awarded a scholarship for composition at the age of twelve. He studied with Prof. Alfred Koerppen in his home town Hannover.

He completed his studies (orchestral conducting, piano, composition, bassoon, violin, voice) in Berlin at the Berliner Musikhochschule. His teachers: Herbert von Karajan, Carl Melles, Zubin Metha and the composers Erhart Großkopf and Boris Blacher. He not only studied with these artists, but also worked with them as their assistant. Ingensand founded the CONSORTIUM MUSICUM BERLIN.

In 2000 he was called to be the Artistic Director of the Bruckner Orchestra Linz for two years. Prior to this calling, he conducted at the opera houses of Heidelberg, Basel, Triest, Essen, Cologne and Linz. He worked as a guest conductor all over Europe and was invited to festivals in Italy, Spain, the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany. In 2012 he worked for the Bregenzer Festspiele. He attracted much notice with special projects such as the concert/lecture “Hearing Peace” in 2009, as well as the guest concert of “Picnic in the Field” in Cyprus that same year. In 2017 the “Concert for Human Rights” was held in the Stefaniensaal in Graz. 2015 saw him guesting with the Bruckner Orchestra and Bruckner´s Fourth Symphony at the Wiener Musikverein.

Ingensand enjoys working with young people, either with concerts for the “education department MOVE ON”, or as Guest Conductor for the “Basel Sinfonietta”, as guest lecturer in Winterthur and Zurich, or working with his conducting class at the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität Linz.

The lecturer for conducting, composition and music theory has also made a name for himself as a composer: 2010 Ingo Ingensand was commissioned to compose a work for the opening of the International Bruckner Festival Linz (“Die Bringer Beethovens”). In the same year he saw the world premiere of his first symphony at the Brucknerhaus – conducting the Bruckner Orchestra himself.

In October 2016 the world premiere of his violin concerto took place with the concert master of the Vienna Philharmonic Albena Danailova as the soloist. One month later he was awarded the State Culture Prize of Upper Austria for composition. Ingo Ingensand is a freelance conductor and composer.