Thoroughly surprising and differentiated music emerged from the orchestra pit under the direction of Titus Engel: clear in tone, never too loud or coarse but always finely and sharply cut, and, in the chamber music accompanying figures in ‘Secondhand-Zeit’, both richly coloured and precisely executed.
Die Deutsche Bühne, on BORIS in Stuttgart
An openness to innovative concert formats combined with unparalleled technical precision distinguish Titus Engel as one of the leading creative minds among conductors of his generation. Born in Zurich and now based in Berlin, Engel - named Conductor of the Year 2020 by Opernwelt magazine - is a frequent guest of major European orchestras and leading contemporary music ensembles. In addition to his fascination for symphonic repertoire of the 19th and 20th centuries, he has a deep passion for baroque music and historically informed performance. Ever ready to tread new paths when handling scenic concepts from the podium, he sees musical theatre in particular as an experimental field in which societal utopias can also flourish.