New with us - Henrik Schaefer
We are please to announce the start of our work with Henrik Schaefer! He is a regular fixture on the podium at opera houses and symphony orchestras across the world, proving himself an engaged partner with strong musical ideas. The Bochum-born musician started his conducting career as an assistant to Claudio Abbado and since 2014 has been Music Director of the Gothenburg Opera House, one of the leading opera houses in Scandinavia.
He led the huose to many acclaimed successes, with operas by Mozart (Figaro, Magic Flute), Strauss (Daphne), Thomas (Hamlet) or most recently 2018/19 with Madama Butterfly, as well as with the introduction of new concert formats.
From 2004 to 2011 Henrik Schaefer was Principal Guest Conductor of the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, and from 2007 to 2013 he was Chief Conductor of the Wermland Opera Karlstad, where he found international recognition through his performances of the complete Ring cycle using historical instruments.