Boris Schäfer


Born July 12th 1972 in Mannheim GER

Since 2014Currently Vice Music Director and 1st Kapellmeister at Lucerne Theatre.
2013 - 15Conductor for the Bayreuth Festival with "Lohengrin for children" (2015 Parsifal after Lohengrin 2014 and Tristan 2013)
2010 / 11Conductor of the Accademia dell'Orchestra Mozart in concerts in Bologna, Modena and at the Mozartfest Augsburg
Assistant conductor for the Bayreuth Festival
Since 2009Assistant to Claudio Abbado at the Berlin Philharmonic, the Gustav Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra Mozart Bologna
2009Conductor of concerts on tour with the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester in Norway and Sweden January / February 2009
Concerts with the Accademia dell'Orchestra Mozart Bologna
Since 2006Head of music Den Norske Opera Oslo - debut 2007 with "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" and a Schönberg concert with "Pierrot lunaire" and the Kammersymphony op. 9
1999 - 2005Assistant to Ingo Metzmacher, General Music Director, Hamburg State Opera
Responsible for musical preparation - coaching singers, the opera studio and conducting orchestra and staging rehearsals
Performances conducted at the Hamburg State Opera:
"Tri Sestri", Peter Eötvös
"Powder her Face", Thomas Adès (April 2001 debut performance in Hamburger)
"Zauberflöte", Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
"Hänsel und Gretel", Engelbert Humperdinck
"Gloria von Jaxtberg", HK Gruber
"Butterfly-Blues", Jörn Arnecke (world premiere)
"Oliver Twist", Matthias Kaul (world premiere)
1997 - 99Repetiteur at the Staatsoper Stuttgart
Assistant to Georges Prêtre at the SWR Stuttgart
1997Assistant to Norbert Balatsch at the Bayreuth Festival
1996 / 97Solorepetiteur at Bayreuth Festival for the youth,
at Eutin-Opera-Festival
and at numerous masterclasses (Gianni Raimondi, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Hilde Zadek, Klesie Kelly)
Recitals in Berlin, Hamburg, München, Hannover, Mannheim, Stuttgart (Piano solo and as accompanist)

1993 - 97Conservatory / University of Music Hannover GER: Studies conducting Prof. Lutz Kähler) and piano (Prof. David Wilde / Prof. Einar Steen-Nøkleberg)
Graduation examination: Conductor of "Julietta" by Bohuslav Martinů
Accompanied Lied masterclasses by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Conductor of several Student Orchestras and Choirs in Hannover, Mannheim and Berlin
Since 1978Piano and Violin lessons at the Music School in Mannheim
1987 - 93Piano studies with Prof. Paul Dan as preparatory student at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Heidelberg / Mannheim
Awards at several competitions including 1993 First Prize at Jugend Musiziert (National Young Musicians Competition) as accompanist of singers and in Antwerpen First Prize at the European Young Musicians Competition
Mozartpreis of the city of Schwetzingen

Written curriculum