● Conductors

Florian KrumpöckFlorian Krumpöck

GMD & Principal Conductor | North German Philharmonic Orchestra & Volkstheater Rostock Principal Conductor | Liechtenstein Symphonic Orchestra Internationally acclaimed Pianist

Born in 1978 in Vienna, the conductor and pianist Florian Krumpöck is General Music Director and Principal Conductor of the North German Philharmonic Orchestra and the municipal theatre
in Rostock as well as Principal Conductor of the Liechtenstein Symphonic Orchestra.

The son of a cellist and an art historian, Florian was taking piano lessons at an early age with some of the most celebrated pianists of the day, such as Rudolf Buchbinder, Gerhard Oppitz and Elisabeth Leonskaja. His mentor Daniel Barenboim has encouraged him to broaden his repertoire by adding numerous symphonic works and operas and to become involved in conducting.

Florian made a sensational debut and attracted international attention in 2006 when he stood in as conductor with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. After that performance, he was appointed Principal Conductor of the Sinfonietta Baden.

In 2007 Florian Krumpöck conducted a highly successful New Year concert at the Kennedy Center
in Washington, and in 2010 he made an acclaimed debut in a dual role as pianist and conductor
with the renowned Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon and conducted the Philharmonic Orchestra
of Trier for the first time.

In 2008 Florian gave his highly acclaimed pianistic solo debut at the Vienna Musikverein as well
as playing two complete cycles of 32 piano sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven for the first time.

Last season Florian conducted the North German Philharmonic Orchestra of Rostock in the premiere of Puccinini’s "La Bohème." In addition, he conducted several symphonic concerts (which include the beginning of a full Mahler cycle) and special concerts. He also made his debut with the Liechtenstein Symphonic Orchestra as pianist and conductor (upon which he was appointed Principal Conductor), the Bavarian Chamber Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra in the Golden Hall of the Viennese Musikverein, and as head-conductor leading the premiere and several performances at the renowned opera festival in Gars am Kamp with Verdi’s "Rigoletto." For the fourth time now, he has taken on the artistic direction for the Blüthner-Cycle in Vienna.

Upcoming projects will see Florian conducting the Philharmonic orchestras of Würzburg, Nürnberg, Hagen and Braunschweig, plus the Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra as well as all
of Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano concertos in the function of pianist and conductor. In Rostock
there will be new productions of Rossini’s "The Barber of Seville," Verdi’s "Nabucco," in addition
to the continuation of the Mahler cycle.