Meet the Team
Born in Vienna received his education at the Conservatory Private University Vienna and the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts in conducting, coaching and composition. After graduating with distinction in 1994, he was conductor at the Cape Town Opera. He has appeared at that time also at the Civic Centre Johannesburg and at the renowned South African Grahamstown Festival. Since then, Philipp Pointner appears regularly in Cape Town and Pretoria.
His further path took him to many stations of the German, Austrian and Swiss theater scene, for example to Cologne, Mannheim and Brunswick; Vienna Volksoper, Innsbruck and Graz and Bern. He was permanent conductor (1. Kapellmeister) at the Staatstheater Nuremberg until 2013. Currently he is internationally freelancing (ie Johannesburg, Antwerp). He will debut at the State Opera Hamburg in 2015.
In concert, Philipp Pointner worked together with the following orchestras:
Nuremberg Philharmonic Orchestra, WDR Radio Orchestra Cologne, Philharmonic Orchestra Oviedo / Spain, Bavarian Chamber Philharmonic, State Philharmonic Orchestra of Timisoara / Romania, State Philharmonic Cluj / Romania, Nuremberg Symphony, Hof Symphony, State Philharmonic Brunswick / Germany