Christian Jost

Biography

Education
Studies composition, analysis & conducting with Bojidar Dimov at Cologne; studies withDavid Sheinfeld at the Conservatoire of San Francisco.

Debut
Magma (1992), commisioned by Staatstheater Darmstadt

Career
Conductor Berliner Philharmoniker; freelance conductor (present)

Highlights
one small step (1999), commisioned by Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen; TiefenRausch (1997) for violin and orchestra; Cosmodromion for percussion and orchestra (2002); Heart of Darkness (2007): ‘odyssey’ for clarinet and orchestra, commissioned by the Berliner Philharmoniker, led by Simon Rattle.
Requiem-cyclus:Pietà (2004); trombone concertoDiesIrae (2002); concerto for alta sax and orchestra LuxAeterna (2003): CodeNine (2009)
 
Opera’s: Death Knocks (2001), after Woody Allen’s play (Theater Erfurt, 2005); Vipern (2005), ‘Eine mörderische Begierde in 4 Akten’ (Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf); Die arabische Nacht (2007), Hamlet (2008), 12 musikdramatische Tableaux nach William Shakespeare’ (Komische Oper Berlin); Mikropolis (2010), ‘adventurous insect opera’; Angst (2005), a choral opera with film projections; Phoenix ressurexit (2001)

Prizes
‘World Premiere of the Year 2009’ for Hamlet by Opernwelt journal

Worked with
Deutsche Symphonie Orchester Berlin, the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Residentie Orkest of Den Haag
 
Recent and future productions
Rumor (2011), commisioned by the Vlaamse Opera

Last update on 23 February 2012

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