Nuremberg names young Generalmusikdirektorin

Nuremberg names young Generalmusikdirektorin


norman lebrecht

October 24, 2017

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.



  • Analeck Kram-Hammerbauer says:

    In the good times we had Furtwängler and Karajan. Now just such a Witz.

  • Franz Walsch says:

    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.

  • Sanity says:

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