Ralf Kircher

Ralf Kircher


"In wildem Leiden erwuchs er sich selbst..."
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«“...The Brucknerorchestra scintillated under Ralf Kircher’s masterful conduction... The performance presented huge romantic gestures and lines, the sound was mere magic. It was soulful and sensational, emphatic and convincing, colorful and intensive...”»
Oberösterreichische Nachrichten (austria) (2017)
«“...Kircher’s conducting gestures are most functional and discrete, he does not seem to have any problems whatsoever of communicating with the orchestra’s musicians... His interpretation was emotional, deeply touching, formally convincing...”»
Hufvudstadsbladet (finland) (2017)
«“...Kircher got everything out of the orchestra: the spectrum of sound extended from the excitement of explosive power up to the intimacy of most distinctive nuances of colours. An evening full of intensity and thrill – we could see and hear how even the orchestra was carried along by its guest conductor...”»
pohjolan sanomat (Finland) (2017)
2015Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (Revised Version)Conductor
2015Verdi: AidaConductor
2015Francesconi: QuartettConductor
2014Puccini: La BohèmeConductor
2014Strauss R.: Der RosenkavalierConductor
2014Rossini: Le Comte OryConductor
2014Humperdinck: Hänsel Und GretelConductor
2013Massenet: ManonConductor
2012Wagner R.: ParsifalConductor
2012Verdi: Un Ballo In MascheraConductor
2009Berg: Lulu (1935)Conductor
2008Wagner: Die WalküreConductor
2005Berlioz: La Damnation De FaustConductor
2004Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri OvertureConductor
2003Strauss R.: ArabellaConductor
2003Adams: The Death of KlinghofferConductor
2002Wagner R.: Tristan und IsoldeConductor
2001Adams: The Death of KlinghofferConductor


The versatile conductor Ralf Kircher has been successfully active in the international classical music scene for many years already - first as percussionist (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra), later on as conductor and pedagogue. He is regularly conducting many of Finland's as well as Scandinavia's leading orchestras, and he has frequently appeared all over Europe and Asia - both on concert stage as well as in the opera pit. Kircher's enjoyment of musical diversity shows clearly because of his vast repertoire, covering various musical styles and genres: Vienna classic as well as contemporary music, heavy romantic repertoire as well as delicate chamber music works, opera as well as operetta and musical.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (Revised Version) Immediately Savonlinna Opera Festival 2015
Verdi: Aida Immediately Malmö Opera 2015
Francesconi: Quartett Immediately Malmö Opera 2015
Puccini: La Bohème Immediately Malmö Opera 2014
Strauss R.: Der Rosenkavalier Immediately Malmö Opera 2014


Award of appreciation (austrian minister of science and research)
chivas baton award