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Evan Alexis Christ

Evan Alexis Christ is one of the leading conductors of his generation. He has gained fame thanks to his sophisticated choice of repertoire and concert programming, consistently including early music and new music. Christ has already conducted over 80 world premieres, all standard repertoire works for orchestra, and over 45 stage productions.

Christ has a particular penchant for film music. His performances are preserved on a great number of CD releases, and several of them have been recorded for public broadcast. Christ has conducted over 30 internationally renowned concert and opera orchestras. He made his Salzburg Festival début in the summer of 2011 with the performance of Salvatore Sciarrino’s opera Macbeth together with the Vienna-based Klangforum Wien contemporary chamber music orchestra. Born in Los Angeles, Christ first studied mathematics and composition at Harvard University. He then went on to study conducting with Gert Bahner at the University of Music and Theater in Leipzig, and took private lessons with Christoph Eschenbach.

He occupied the post of First Kapellmeister and Deputy General Music Director at the Mainfranken Theater in Würzburg between 2003 and 2005. From 2005 to 2008, he was engaged as First Kapellmeister at the Wuppertaler Bühnen theaters, and served as Acting General Music Director at the Mainfranken Theater Würzburg in 2005/2006.

Since August 2008, Evan Alexis Christ has been General Music Director at the Cottbus State Theater.

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