Peter Rundel

Conductor

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Dates

29.04. 18:00
Casa da Música Porto

Peter Maxwell Davies,  Antechrist
Arnold Schönberg,  Kammersinfonie Nr. 1 op. 9

Remix Ensemble Casa da Música, Porto
Peter Rundel, conductor

30.04. 18:00
Casa da Música Porto

Harrison Birtwistle,  … agm…

Remix Ensemble Casa da Música, Porto
Peter Rundel, conductor

01.06. 20:30
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  6 folks dances, K.606
Jörg Widmann,  Dubairische Tänze
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Konzert für Klarinette und Orchester A-Dur KV 622
Maurice Ravel,  Daphnis et Chloé

Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera
Jörg Widmann, clarinet
Peter Rundel, conductor

08.07. 20:00
Konzerthaus Freiburg

Samir Odeh-Tamimi,  Neues Werk für Elektronik und Orchester
Mark Andre,  ...auf...III

SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart
Mojca Erdmann, soprano / coloratura soprano
Peter Rundel, conductor
Robin Tritschler, tenor
SWR Symphonieorchester
Jenny Carlstedt, mezzo-soprano

biography

The depth of his approach to complex scores of every style and epoch, coupled with a great dramaturgical creativity, has made Peter Rundel one of the most sought-after partners for leading European orchestras.

He is regularly invited to conduct the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, DSO Berlin, RSO Stuttgart and WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne and will further continue his close collaboration with the new SWR Symphony Orchestra. Guest appearances in 2016 and 2017 include Orchestre National de Lille, Brussels Philharmonic, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra del Teatro dell?Opera Roma and the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern.

Peter Rundel has conducted the world premieres of opera productions at the Bavarian State Opera, Wiener Festwochen, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bregenz Festival and Schwetzinger SWR Festspiele collaborating with such widely respected directors as Peter Konwitschny, Peter Mussbach, Philippe Arlaud, Heiner Goebbels, Reinhild Hoffmann, Carlus Padrissa (La Fura dels Baus) and Willy Decker. His work in opera includes traditional repertoire (he has conducted Die Zauberflöte at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and König Kandaules, Hansel and Gretel and The Marriage of Figaro at the Volksoper Vienna) as well as groundbreaking contemporary music theatre productions such as Stockhausen?s Donnerstag from LICHT, Massacre by Wolfgang Mitterer and the world premieres of Georg Friedrich Haas? Nacht, Isabel Mundry?s Ein Atemzug – die Odyssee and Emmanuel Nunes? operas Das Märchen and La Douce. The spectacular production of Prometheus, which he conducted at the Ruhrtriennale, was awarded the Carl-Orff-Preis in 2013.

Born in Friedrichshafen, Germany, Peter Rundel studied violin with Igor Ozim and Ramy Shevelov in Cologne, Hannover and New York, as well as conducting with Michael Gielen and Peter Eötvös. The composer Jack Brimberg was also one of his mentors in New York. From 1984 until 1996 he was a violinist in Ensemble Modern, to which he remains closely affiliated as a conductor. In the contemporary music world, he has enjoyed long associations with Ensemble Recherche, the Asko|Schönberg Ensemble and Klangforum Wien. He is also a regular guest with Ensemble intercontemporain and Ensemble musikFabrik.
Peter Rundel has been artistic director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders, as well as the founding artistic director of the Kammerakademie Potsdam. In January 2005, he was appointed artistic director of the Remix Ensemble Casa da Música in Porto and has since enjoyed great success with the contemporary music ensemble at important festivals throughout Europe.

Following the great international success of the 2011 production of the Ring Saga (Richard Wagner/Jonathan Dove), which was documented by the ARTE television channel, Peter Rundel led the world premiere of the Italian composer Francesco Filidei?s new opera Giordano Bruno in autumn 2015 in Porto, which was once again an international co-production with the Remix Ensemble and T&M Paris. Further performances took place in Strasbourg, Reggio Emilia, Milan, Caen and Paris. In March 2016, Peter Rundel also conducted Heiner Goebbels? De Materie in New York?s Armory Hall, a production that he premiered at the Ruhrtriennale in 2014. In season 2016/17 Peter Rundel is invited to the Teatro Argentino La Plata, again for Louis Andriessen?s De Materie, and will debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu for the Spanish premiere of Luca Francesconi?s opera Quartett.

Peter Rundel has been awarded many prizes for his recordings of 20th century music, including the prestigious Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (Nono, Prometeo; Kyburz, Ensemble- und Orchesterwerke; Reich, City Life; Furrer, Piano Concerto), the Grand Prix du Disque (Barraqué, complete work), the Echo Klassik (Sprechgesänge with the Ensemble Musikfabrik) and a Grammy Award nomination (Heiner Goebbels, Surrogate Cities).

2016/17 season

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Reviews

Peter Rundel leads the technically brilliant Radio Symphony Orchestra and the impressively masterful SWR-Vokalensemble to an emotionally moving interpretation.
Stuttgarter Zeitung, Markus Dippold, 16/11/2015

Flexible, dynamic and conscious of the colours, Rundel honoured the impressionistic persuasiveness [of Ravel’s Daphne et Chloé] with a celebration of beautiful sounds, in which the wind section played a special role. 
Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, Klaus Albrecht, November 2015

Just how conductor Peter Rundel holds the Klangforum Wien and all the protagonists together here (and how he spins a web of sound during the orchestra sections) is also exceptional.
Der Neue Merker, Renate Wagner, May 2014

The performance by Ensemble musikFabrik, a brilliant contemporary-music group from Germany, conducted by Peter Rundel, in a dazzling staging conceived and directed by Carlus Padrissa, is a triumphant realisation of a challenging work.
The New York Times, Anthony Tommasini, July 2013

The wonderful Remix Ensemble from Porto served up this pocket-version of Wagner’s Ring Cycle with cleanly tiered dynamics, intense emotional outbursts, a high level of concentration, and the utmost virtuosity (…) The conductor Peter Rundel and his ensemble never sound meager and never seem like a cheap replacement for “the real thing”, but are instead independent and self-confident.
Volksfreund.de, Dieter Lintz, December 2011

Under the emphatic, level-headed direction of Peter Rundel, Xenakis’s score is brought to hundreds of urban listeners, all drawn into the tale in a way they would not have been in a conventional opera house.
Financial Times, Shirley Apthorp, May 2011

The power of the music is shockingly great, it awakens the Greek tragedy in all its essentiality that burrows deep into the blood. (…) Peter Rundel, this magician of new sounds, conducts with swing, verve, energy.
Süddeutsche Zeitung, Reinhard J. Brembeck, May 2011

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repertoire

PROGRAMME SAMPLES
VIVIER plus: (Sacrifice and Salvation)
Messiaen Le Tombeau resplendissant
Wagner Prelude and "Karfreitagszauber" from
Parsifal
Vivier Orion
---
Tschaikovsky Symphony No.6 (Pathétique) or: Romeo
and Juliet
(franz.) REVOLUTION:
Schumann Ouverture to Hermann und Dorothea
or Schönberg Ode to Napoleon
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5
---
Kodaly Háry-János Suite
FAIRY TALES:
Ravel Ma Mère L'Oye
Stravinsky Le Chant du Rossignol (adapted from
Andersen)
-------
Zemlinsky The little Meermaid (adapted from
Andersen)
or Schönberg Pelléas et Mélisande
MYTHS OF NATURE
Stravinsky Scherzo Fantastique (adapted from
Maeterlinck: The Life of Bees)
Debussy Danseuses de Delphes (Prélude No.1...)
or: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Sibelius Tapiola
Or:
Stravinsky Le Sacre du Printemps
Sibelius Tapiola
------
Beethoven Symphony No.6 „Pastorale“
INFIDELITY! (or: Women in Fin-de-Siécle Vienna)
Strauss Ouverture to " Die Fledermaus"
Berg Wozzeck- Fragments
or Schoenberg "Erwartung"
------
Zemlinsky The little Meermaid (adapted from
Andersen)
SYMPHONIC EXPERIMENTS?
Ives Robert Browning Overture
or: Orchestral Set No. 2
Schubert Unfinished
-----
Nielsen Symphony No. 5

MYTHS OF NATURE

PROGRAMME SAMPLES
VIVIER plus: (Sacrifice and Salvation)
Messiaen Le Tombeau resplendissant
Wagner Prelude and "Karfreitagszauber" from
Parsifal
Vivier Orion
---
Tschaikovsky Symphony No.6 (Pathétique) or: Romeo
and Juliet
(franz.) REVOLUTION:
Schumann Ouverture to Hermann und Dorothea
or Schönberg Ode to Napoleon
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5
---
Kodaly Háry-János Suite
FAIRY TALES:
Ravel Ma Mère L'Oye
Stravinsky Le Chant du Rossignol (adapted from
Andersen)
-------
Zemlinsky The little Meermaid (adapted from
Andersen)
or Schönberg Pelléas et Mélisande
Stravinsky Scherzo Fantastique (adapted from
Maeterlinck: The Life of Bees)
Debussy Danseuses de Delphes (Prélude No.1...)
or: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Sibelius Tapiola
Or:
Stravinsky Le Sacre du Printemps
Sibelius Tapiola
------
Beethoven Symphony No.6 „Pastorale“
INFIDELITY! (or: Women in Fin-de-Siécle Vienna)
Strauss Ouverture to " Die Fledermaus"
Berg Wozzeck- Fragments
or Schoenberg "Erwartung"
------
Zemlinsky The little Meermaid (adapted from
Andersen)
SYMPHONIC EXPERIMENTS?
Ives Robert Browning Overture
or: Orchestral Set No. 2
Schubert Unfinished
-----
Nielsen Symphony No. 5
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