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Hendrik Vestmann

Conductor

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Hendrik Vestmann received his first musical training at the Estonian Academy of Music. He graduated from the Karlsruhe Conservatoire with Wolf-Dieter Hauschild, later worked as Gerd Albrecht’s assistant and was awarded a Bayreuth Festival scholarship.

 

Since 2001 he has conducted several orchestras such as the MDR Symphony Orchestra, the Duisburg Philharmonic, the Bochum Symphony Orchestra, the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Halle, the Saarländische Staatsorchester, the Brandenburgische Staatsorchester, the Tamperen Philharmonic (Finland), and the Graz Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2007 he made his debut at Tonhalle Zürich, conducting Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie Herford.

 

Hendrik Vestmann started his operatic experience as répétiteur with conducting duties at Theater Heidelberg, where he made his debut with La Cenerentola. Later he conducted Weber’s Freischütz at Estonian National Opera, and was appointed General Music Director at the Theater Vanemuine in Tartu.

 

In 2006 he was appointed Kapellmeister and deputy General Music Director at the Städtische Bühnen Münster. There he conducted L’elisir d’amore, Don Giovanni, Aida, Tristan and Isolde, Luciano Berio’s Un re in ascolto, Manon, Turandot, The Cunning Little Vixen, and Lucia di Lammermoor, as well as Die Fledermaus, Strauss’ Eine Nacht in Venedig and Offenbach’s Die schöne Helena.

In 2007 he made his guest debut at Grand Theatre Luxembourg, conducting the premiere of Camille Kerger’s Fintenzauber.

 

Other operatic engagements include Hänsel und Gretel (Theater St. Gallen), La Traviata (Nationaltheater Mannheim), Don Giovanni (Badischen Staatstheater Karlsruhe and Theater Aachen), Rigoletto (Bonn), and La Bohème (Staatstheater Hannover).

In the 2010/11 and 2011/12 season, Hendrik Vestmann conducted the new production of Don Giovanni and the revival of La Bohème at Oper Graz, as well as the new productions of La finta giardiniera and La Traviata at Theater Bonn.

In the 2013/14 season, Hendrik Vestmann was appointed Chief Conductor at Theater Bonn.

 

Hendrik Vestmann attended several master courses with conductors such as Wolf-Dieter Hauschild, Peter Gülke, Georg Fritzsch and Fabio Luisi.

He is the winner of the Hermann Abendroth Prize in Weimar (2006) and of the Special Prize at the Berlin Philharmonic’s Dirigentenpreis, one of the most highly remunerated awards for young conductors worldwide.

 

Recent and upcoming engagements include the new production of George Benjamin’s Written on skin, Tosca, revival of Die Zauberflöte, Fidelio, Salome and Les contes d’Hoffmann (all in Bonn), as well as revival of Le nozze di Figaro, Zauberflöte and a new production of Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald at Komische Oper Berlin, and symphonic Concerts with Heidelberg Philharmonic.

 

Starting from the 2016/17 season, Hendrik Vestmann is the General Music Director of Theater Oldenburg, where he will conduct Wagner’s Ring, among the others.


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Oldenburgisches Staatstheater

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Oldenburgisches Staatstheater

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Nationaltheater Mannheim

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June 2018
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Bizet - Carmen - Conductor

Komische Oper Berlin

Sebastian Baumgarten, Stage Director

2719:00

Bizet - Carmen - Conductor

Komische Oper Berlin

Sebastian Baumgarten, Stage Director

July 2018
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Bizet - Carmen - Conductor

Komische Oper Berlin

Sebastian Baumgarten, Stage Director

0519:30

Bizet - Carmen - Conductor

Komische Oper Berlin

Sebastian Baumgarten, Stage Director

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Komische Oper Berlin

Sebastian Baumgarten, Stage Director

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March 2017
0419:30

Wagner - Das Rheingold - Conductor

Oldenburgisches Staatstheater

Paul Esterhazy, Stage Director

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Wagner - Das Rheingold - Conductor

Oldenburgisches Staatstheater

Paul Esterhazy, Stage Director

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Wagner - Das Rheingold - Conductor

Oldenburgisches Staatstheater

Paul Esterhazy, Stage Director

2319:00

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Nationaltheater Mannheim

Jens-Daniel Herzog, Stage Director

3019:30

Wagner - Das Rheingold - Conductor

Oldenburgisches Staatstheater

Paul Esterhazy, Stage Director

February 2017
0419:30

Wagner - Das Rheingold - Conductor

Oldenburgisches Staatstheater

Paul Esterhazy, Stage Director

1419:30

Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - Conductor

Komische Oper Berlin

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Barrie Kosky, Stage Director

1519:30

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Oldenburgisches Staatstheater

Paul Esterhazy, Stage Director

2519:30

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Oldenburgisches Staatstheater

Paul Esterhazy, Stage Director

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Suzanne Andrade, Stage Director

Barrie Kosky, Stage Director

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Nadja Loschky, Stage Director

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Nadja Loschky, Stage Director

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Komische Oper Berlin

Suzanne Andrade, Stage Director

Barrie Kosky, Stage Director

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Barrie Kosky, Stage Director

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Oldenburgisches Staatstheater

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Nadja Loschky, Stage Director

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Nadja Loschky, Stage Director

November 2016
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Verdi - Macbeth - Conductor

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Nadja Loschky, Stage Director

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Jakob Peters-Messer, Stage Director

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Verdi - Macbeth - Conductor

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Nadja Loschky, Stage Director

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Sarah Tuttle, Soprano

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Sinfoniekonzert - Einsamkeit und Stille

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HK Gruber - Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald

Komische Oper Berlin

Michał Zadara, Stage Director

June 2016
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HK Gruber - Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald

Komische Oper Berlin

Michał Zadara, Stage Director

1719:30

HK Gruber - Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald

Komische Oper Berlin

Michał Zadara, Stage Director

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Barrie Kosky, Stage Director

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HK Gruber - Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald

Komische Oper Berlin

Michał Zadara, Stage Director

2919:00

HK Gruber - Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald

Komische Oper Berlin

Michał Zadara, Stage Director

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Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - Conductor

Komische Oper Berlin

Suzanne Andrade, Stage Director

Barrie Kosky, Stage Director

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Komische Oper Berlin | Guangzhou Opera House

Suzanne Andrade, Stage Director

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October 2015
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Wagner - Der Fliegende Holländer - Mary

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Komische Oper Berlin | Xiamen, Banlam Grand Theater

Suzanne Andrade, Stage Director

Barrie Kosky, Stage Director

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Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - Conductor

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Barrie Kosky, Stage Director

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Wagner - Der Fliegende Holländer - Mary

Theater Bonn

Walter Schütze, Stage Director

2919:30

Wagner - Der Fliegende Holländer - Mary

Theater Bonn

Walter Schütze, Stage Director

3020:00

Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - Conductor

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Suzanne Andrade, Stage Director

Barrie Kosky, Stage Director

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Beethoven - Fidelio

Theater Bonn

Jakob Peters-Messer, Stage Director

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Beethoven - Fidelio

Theater Bonn

Jakob Peters-Messer, Stage Director

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Beethoven - Fidelio

Theater Bonn

Jakob Peters-Messer, Stage Director

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Beethoven - Fidelio

Theater Bonn

Jakob Peters-Messer, Stage Director

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Theater Bonn

Jakob Peters-Messer, Stage Director

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Beethoven - Fidelio

Theater Bonn

Jakob Peters-Messer, Stage Director

November 2014
1319:30

Beethoven - Fidelio

Theater Bonn

Jakob Peters-Messer, Stage Director

2119:30

Beethoven - Fidelio

Theater Bonn

Jakob Peters-Messer, Stage Director

2919:30

Beethoven - Fidelio

Theater Bonn

Jakob Peters-Messer, Stage Director

October 2014
0318:00

Beethoven - Fidelio

Theater Bonn

Jakob Peters-Messer, Stage Director

1019:30

Beethoven - Fidelio

Theater Bonn

Jakob Peters-Messer, Stage Director

1218:00

Beethoven - Fidelio

Theater Bonn

Jakob Peters-Messer, Stage Director

1819:30

Beethoven - Fidelio

Theater Bonn

Jakob Peters-Messer, Stage Director

2319:30

Beethoven - Fidelio

Theater Bonn

Jakob Peters-Messer, Stage Director

September 2014
2818:00

Beethoven - Fidelio

Theater Bonn

Jakob Peters-Messer, Stage Director

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Theater Bonn - Hoffmanns Erzählungen, 2015

Dirigent Hendrik Vestmann leitet Orchester [Beethoven Orchester Bonn] und Ensemble zielsicher und mit hoher Energie durch den Abend. Für die Ohren ein Genuss, an dem es wenig auszusetzen gibt. 

- Karoline Bendig, Kultur ExtraRead the article


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