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Karsten Januschke

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Karsten Januschke has made a name for himself in the opera and concert field within just a few years as a great talent of the younger generation of conductors. Characterized by a natural authority and expressive conducting technique, his communication with orchestra, soloists and singers is confident and collegial. A detailed study of works is the prerequisite for his rehearsal work, which he shapes with clear sound ideas and great efficiency and which serves as the key to concerts and performances of extraordinary emotionality and artistic flexibility. The 2022/23 season for Karsten Januschke begins with Chausson's »Le Roi Arthus« at the Tiroler Festspiele Erl. He continues to conduct »Don Giovanni« and »Così fan tutte« at the National Theater Prag, »Nozze di Figaro« at the Staatsoper Stuttgart, and, »Eugene Onegin« and »Tamerlano« at the Oper Frankfurt. With the Staatsorchester Darmstadt, he conducts the German premiere of a concerto by Katherine Balch for cellist Maximilian Hornung. In the recent past, he has made debuts at the National Theater Prag and the New National Theatre Tokyo, the Bayrische Staatsoper, the Staatsoper Stuttgart, the Wiener Volksoper, and the Staatstheater Darmstadt, among others. Re-invitations led him again to the Oper Frankfurt, to Bregenz and to the Oper im Steinbruch St. Margarethen. In the symphonic field, he has made guest appearances with the MDR-Sinfonieorchester, the DSO Berlin, the Münchner Rundfunkorchester, the Staatskapelle Halle, the Beethoven Orchester Bonn, the RSO Wien, the Budapester Philharmonie or the Ensemble Modern, among others. Originally from Schleswig-Holstein, Karsten Januschke first studied piano and musicology in Vienna. He completed his conducting studies with Prof. Georg Mark at the Vienna Conservatory with distinction. While still a student, he worked at the Wiener Staatsoper as a solo répétiteur and conductor of children's operas and at the Bayreuther Festspiele.