Andreas Mitschke – conductor
Born in Leipzig and trained as a professional dancer, Andreas Mitschke studied musicology, history of art and church – music before focusing on conducting. His experience comes from being assisting the MDR child choir and being the deputy choral director of the Suhl boys choir and the Suhl singers’ academy. Important influences came from courses and workshops with Sir Roger Norrington, Thomas Hengelbrock, Simon Halsey and Ton Koopmann. Andreas Mitschke is permanent guest conductor of Leipzig Symophony Orchestra. He performed concerts with the Staatskapelle Halle, the Jena Philharmonic, the Magdeburg Philharmonic, Anhaltische Phiharmonie Dessau, the Leipzig Symphonic Orchestra, the Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra and Hannoverschen Hofkapelle. Andreas Mitschke worked together with internationally renowned soloists such as Matthias Kirschnereit (piano), Ragna Schirmer (piano), Gustav Rivinius (Cello), Carolin Masur (vocals) and could, amongst others, be experienced at the MDR-musical summer, the Leipzig Bach Festival, the Salzgitter musical days, as well as the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig and the Gewandhaus Leipzig. Andreas Mitschke founded a period ensemble “Gellert Ensemble”, with whom he presented the new edition of Handels Messiah (of Malcom Bruno) at Thomaschurch Leipzig. 2022 their first Recording will be released at Genuin Classic. Since 2018 Andreas Mitschke teach in China a conducting masterclasses.