Corinna Niemeyer has been appointed artistic and music director of the Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg on a four-year contract.
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Corinna Niemeyer joins the Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg following a two‐year tenure as assistant conductor with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
Appointed on a four-year contract, Corinna Niemeyer is perfectly bilingual in French and German. According to the orchestra, her role as the OCL’s artistic and music director will also include the development of innovative artistic projects, gearing the orchestra towards new audiences and increasing “its anchoring in Luxembourg, in the Grande Region and beyond.”
Niemeyer completed her training as a conductor at the Hochschule der Künste Zürich and previously studied orchestra conducting, cello and musicology at the conservatories of Munich, Karlsruhe and Shanghai. She has won awards from a number of international conducting competitions.
Recently she has regularly conducted the period orchestra Les Siècles as part of the ensemble’s Beethoven anniversary projects, and has taken on guest conducting projects in recent years at various orchestras including the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg and the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra.
In the 2020‐21 season, Niemeyer’s guest conducting engagements include projects with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Bremen Philharmonic, the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra and the Nordic Chamber Orchestra. She has also been making her mark as an opera conductor.
The OCL says that Niemeyer has “established a reputation for her ability to connect with audiences of all age groups and for her creative approach to presenting concerts.”