Andreas Spering


Andreas Spering is one of the leading European early music specialists. His artistic outlook was decisively influenced by Gerd Zacher, under whom he studied in Essen, as well as by Reinhard Goebel and his renowned ensemble Musica Antiqua Köln, of which Spering was a member as harpsichordist from 1990 to 1994.

In 1996, Spering was appointed Artistic Director of the Brühl Palace Concerts near Bonn. With the orchestra Capella Augustina, of which he is founder, he has been focusing that concert series on the works of Haydn since 2002, thereby establishing the first and only festival dedicated to Haydn in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Andreas Spering is much in demand on the international opera scene. He has conducted the great Mozart operas and a number of works by Handel, along with Beethoven’s Fidelio and Weber’s Freischütz, in Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Antwerp, Luxembourg, Nantes, Rouen, Strasbourg, Hanover, Essen, Nuremberg and Seville, and also at the Handel Festivals of Halle and Karlsruhe on several occasions. Spering has guested at Aix-en-Provence Festival conducting the Mozart operas Don Giovanni and La finta giardiniera, and at the Bavarian Forest Cultural Festival with Wagner’s Das Rheingold.

Spering is regularly invited to conduct orchestras such as the Bamberger Symphoniker, the Weimar Staatskapelle, the Gewandhaus orchester Leipzig, the Beethoven Orchester Bonn, the New Japan Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, theScottish Chamber Orchestra, Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España, and the Radio Symphony Orchestras of Hannover, Leipzig, Saarbrücken, and Munich. Most recently he was re-invited to conduct the WDR Funkhausorchester (Cologne)as well as the Dresdner Philharmonie. His forthcoming agenda includes his début in Nice conducting Bruckner’s Romantic Symphony, two guest appearances with the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, a performance of Handel’s opera Alcina on the occasion of the Karlsruhe Handel Festival’s 40th anniversary, and the reprise of the widely acclaimed Amsterdam production of Pierre Audi’s And you must suffer.

Andreas Spering has made recordings of the Handel operas Siroe (harmonia mundi) and Imeneo (cpo), Johann Friedrich Reichard

Updated on 26 march 2018

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