|The conductor Hildegard Schön stands for musical passion and innovative concerts.
In the season 2015/16 Hildegard Schön will conduct Johannes Brahms Fourth Symphony combined with Wolfgang Rihms „Nähe fern 4“. Furthermore there are performances of “Carmina burana” by Carl Orff and the first cello concerto by Dmitri Kabalevsky scheduled. On occasion of Mozart‘s 259th birthday in January 2016 Hildegard Schön will conduct his “Piano Concerto” No. 9 “Jenamy“ and Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 104.
Her deep commitment to contemporary music led to numerous premieres, CD recordings and appearances as a guest conductor. Hildegard Schön served as an assistant conductor to ensemble oktopus, the ensemble for modern music at the University of Music in Munich, where she conducted and directed many concerts, recordings and workshops. Further she was assistant conductor of Susanna Mälkki at the musica viva and Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks with works by Salvatore Sciarrino and Georg Friedrich Haas.
Her huge enthusiasm for film music resulted in the founding of Bayerische Filmfoniker, the orchestra of Bavaria’s film and media industry. She conducted several film music concerts on occasion of renowned Munich Film festival and led studio recordings, including the film music for the documentary "plug and pray" which won the Bavarian Film Prize in 2011.
Hildegard Schön is also experienced in opera. She conducted, among others, at Theater an der Rott Eggenfelden and Tollwood Festival Munich. Recent conducted operas are Puccini’s “La Bohème” and Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel”.
She has completed master classes and internships with Bernhard Haitink, David Zinman, Jorma Panula, Marin Alsop, Sian Edwards and Sylvain Cambreling.
She received her musical training at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, and achieved her diploma in orchestra conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main. Hildegard Schön has taught at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich as a choir and orchestra conductor.