Corinna Niemeyer is an award winner of the Tokyo International Conducting Competition 2015. She was named "Talent Chef d'Orchestre 2014" by the Adami Association - a highly regarded national distinction awarded to upcoming young conductors working in France – and received the 2nd Prize at the Adami Conducting Competition in Paris.
Working with renowned orchestras, she appeared as guest conductor with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, the Konzert Theater Bern, the Orchestre Colonne Paris, the Osaka and Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestras among others.
Her 2016/17 highlights include a family concert with the Gürzenich Orchester Köln, an opera production at the Opera Augsburg (Germany) and her debut at Oper Köln, assisting Francois-Xavier Roth for the new production of Mozart’s "Le Nozze di Figaro". She has also been invited by Ivan Fischer to assist him at the Konzerthausorchester Berlin.
Since 2012 Corinna Niemeyer has been closely working with Francois-Xavier Roth, assisting him at the SWR-Sinfonie-Orchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg. This included leading rehearsals for the main education projects of the orchestra as well as preparing a contemporary program at the Philharmonie Berlin for the «Musikfest Berlin».
In the 2015/16 season she worked as Assistant Conductor at the Bergische Symphoniker (Germany). Since 2010 she is the Artistic Director of the University Orchestra of Strasbourg (France), with up to 17 concerts per year one of the most active student orchestras in Europe. Since September 2016 she conducts the Orchestra of Sorbonne Universités Paris, which is affiliated to the major faculty of musicology of France.
Combining her background in musicology and music pedagogy with her charismatic on-stage-appearance, she is known for delivering captivating opening commentary at her family and student concerts. In the 2015 /16 season she conducted nearly thirty school and family concerts with the Bergische Symphoniker, acclaimed by audience and critics. Enthusiastic about sharing her passion for music, she is also the conductor of a children and youth orchestra (DEMOS) at the Philharmonie Paris.
Corinna Niemeyer holds a Master’s degree in Orchestra Conducting from the Hochschule der Künste Zürich (Prof. Johannes Schlaefli). She studied Orchestra Conducting, Violoncello, Musicology and Music Pedagogy at the Conservatories of Music of Karlsruhe, Munich and Shanghai. She received important advice in masterclasses with Bernard Haitink (a.o. Lucerne Festival), Esa-Pekka Salonen, Prof. Nicolas Pasquet and David Zinman. Since April 2016 she has been teaching orchestra conducting at the Conservatory of Music in Karlsruhe.
I made house debut at Oper Köln on 10 November 2017, singing Violetta in La traviata. The production is conducted by Matthias Foremny and Corinna Niemeyer and directed by Benjamin Schad.
This marks my third appearance in the role after stepping in for ailing colleauges at the last minute both at the Royal Opera House in 2016 and this season at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe. The next performances are the 18th, 23rd of November and the 1st of December. http://www.oper.koeln/de/kuenstler/vlada-borovko/2955