“It is an honour for me to serve the people of Cyprus with music – performing together with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. I look forward to really exciting programs and soloists this season and the start of our complete Beethoven Cycle in the 2020 anniversary year!”
Artistic Director & Chief Conductor, Jens Georg Bachmann
Jens Georg Bachmann took up his position as Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra in 2017, the National Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Cyprus. Bachmann was born in Berlin, Germany, and studied conducting and violin at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin and The Juilliard School in New York.
Since taking up this leadership, Bachmann has significantly increased the orchestra’s presence and popularity. He has also contributed regularly to educational and outreach activities, including a new annual Side-by-Side concert series at the end of each season, where both the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra and CySO join forces.
Bachmann has previously been Associate Conductor of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Principal Conductor of the Texas Chamber Orchestra and also Music Director of the Crested Butte Music Festival in Colorado. From 2004 to 2007, he served as Assistant Conductor at the Boston Symphony Orchestra and then later, from 2007–2009, he held the same position at the NDR Radio Symphony Orchestra in Hamburg. Whilst with these orchestras, he made live concert recordings, conducted world premieres and took part in educational concerts which were broadcasted.
Being equally at home with operatic and symphonic repertoires, he conducted at The Metropolitan Opera New York, Royal Swedish Opera, Komische Oper Berlin, Staatsoper Berlin, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Nuremberg and Dusseldorf, as well as the Boston, Princeton and Florida Symphonies (USA), the Berlin and Hamburg Symphony Orchestras, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Radio Orchestras of Germany (NDR), ERT Symphony Orchestra Athens and the Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra.
Bachmann has collaborated with some of the world’s finest musicians, including Pinchas Zukerman, Daniel Hope, Yefim Bronfman, Cyprien Katsaris and singers including Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Natalie Dessay, Marcello Giordani and Jonas Kaufmann. He has also recorded for the DaCapo and Naxos labels.
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