Prof. Christoph Poppen

Quelle: Takao Komaru


From the outset of his conducting career, the name of Christoph Poppen has been internationally recognised and synonymous for innovative and original programming and commitment across all genres of classical music. A frequent guest conductor, he has worked with orchestras such as Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Staatskapelle Dresden, Bamberger Symphoniker, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Wiener Symphoniker, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, New Japan Philharmonic, and also enjoys longstanding artistic relationships with important orchestras such as Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Residentie Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic, KBS Symphony Orchestra, to name just a few.

In the 2022/23 season, Christoph Poppen continues his highly successful collaborations with the Kölner Kammerorchester in his role as Principal Conductor and as Principal Guest Conductor of both Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Israel Chamber Orchestra. Other highlights include an engagement with Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música and return visits to Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, Münchener Kammerorchester, Athens State Orchestra, and the continuation of his recorded cycle of the complete Mozart Masses with Kölner Kammerorchester for Naxos.