Nuremberg names young Generalmusikdirektorin

Staatstheater Nürnberg has appointed Joana Mallwitz as general music director, as well as chief conductor of the state philharmonic.

Mallwitz, 31, was previously GMD at Erfurt.

Raised in Heidelberg, where she gained her early conducting experiences, she is one of Germany’s rising talents, guest-conducting opera this season at Frankfurt, Zurich and Copenhagen and making her UK debut with the Philharmonia and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.


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  • Richard Strauss once said about the Nuremberg Orchestra that it was the worst he ever conducted. Anyway, courageous decision – after the desatrous GMD now it can only get better.

  • Actually, she been very well liked at Erfurt. Those people I know who’ve worked with her elsewhere speak highly of her.

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