Friederike Kienle

Friederike Kienle


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«„Die Töne verhallen, aber die Harmonie bleibt“»
J.W. von Goethe (2018)


Friederike Kienle, conductor

Born in Stuttgart, Friederike Kienle lived in Sapporo, Japan, for 10 years (2007-2017), where she made her first breakthrough in her conducting career. The successful performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in Sapporo’s most renowned concert venue, the Kitara Concert Hall, brought her ambitious project of performing all Beethoven’s symphonies with the Young Hokkaido Philharmony, founded by herself, to a triumphant conclusion

Friederike Kienle has appeared as the guest conductor of the Pazardjik Philharmony (Bulgaria) on several occasions, and has conducted the Stuttgart Chamber Orchester, Danube Symphony Orchestra Budapest, the Festivalorchester “Suoni in estate” in Schilpario (Italy), the Haruka Orchestra, Sapporo (Japan), Ensemble Les Pommes², Sapporo, and the New Academy Choir, Sapporo. Friederike Kienle has been the conductor of the “Passion Art Festival Sapporo” since 2013.

Friederike Kienle made her opera début in 2014 with a production of Verdi’s “La Traviata” at the Rousse State Opera, Bulgaria. She was then invited to the Sapporo Opera Festival, where she conducted both versions of “La Serva Padrona” by Pergolesi and Paisiello. In 2015, she conducted “Tosca” at the Bourgas State Opera in Bulgaria, and in 2016 “La Scala di Seta” at the Kitara Concert Hall in Sapporo, with Spanish soprano Laura Alonso Padin in the title role of Giulia. In 2017 she was assistant of Prof. Bernhard Epstein in Donizetti's "Viva la Mamma"at the Wilhelmatheater in Stuttgart. In 2018 she conducted two performances of Kurt Weill's "Street Scene" at the Wilhelmatheater in Stuttgart, assisting Prof. Bernhard Epstein in the production.

After studying the cello with Rocco Filippini in Milan and with Sadao Harada at the conservatoire in Trossingen, Friederike Kienle expanded her musical interests and began an intensive course of training as a conductor with Tatsuya Shimono (Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra), Dejan Savic and Ana Zorana Brajovic (National State Opera Belgrade), and Roberto Rizzi Brignoli. Since 2018 she is completing her master's degree at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Stuttgart with Prof. Rasmus Baumann (Generalmusikdirektor Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, Landesorchester NRW). She also attended masterclasses with Kurt Masur, Niels Muus, Ken Takaseki, among others.

From 2007 to 2017, Friederike Kienle was a professor for cello and chamber music at Hokkaido University of Education (Japan). This is where she founded the Young Hokkaido Philharmony (YHP), consisting of music students and young professionals; she also set up a concert series especially for this orchestra. A documentary on the “Beethoven’s 9th Symphony” project was filmed by ImageMILL, Tokyo, and will be released internationally in 2019.   Friederike Kienle was awarded the special prize at the 12th Danube International Conducting Masterclass and Competition Budapest, held in August 2016.


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