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ABOUT

Second prize winner of the 2020 International Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition and 2017 recipient of the Eugen-Jochum-Prize for Young Conductors, Thomas Jung has captivated musicians and audiences alike.

As the Constant Lambert Conducting Fellow at The Royal Opera House London, Covent Garden, Thomas has conducted for The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet. Recently he gave his acclaimed debut with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and is conducting the Bamberger Symphoniker, SWR Symphony Orchestra, Dresdner Philharmonie, Orkest van het Oosten, het Gelders Orkest and the Gstaad Festival Orchestra.

Since Thomas met Bernard Haitink at the Lucerne Festival in 2013, he has been afforded the opportunity to work closely with him on numerous occasions as an Assistant and Cover Conductor. Witnessing Bernard Haitink’s artistic and personal integrity at work has been of significant importance.

Thomas understands conducting as the privilege to unfold veracity in musical language — right in the moment when musicians bring the score to life. No matter whether it is music written by Mozart, Brahms, Mahler, Stravinsky or a living composer.

Having a vivid interest for the interactions between all forms of art, Thomas initiated a collaboration with composer and artist Samson Young. His ongoing project of so called Muted Situations, which challenges hearing expectations of any kind, inspired Thomas to bring it to the concert hall. In the award-winning Muted Situation #22, Thomas conducted a toneless orchestra performing the 5th Symphony of Tchaikovsky — a concert performance like no other.

Thomas Jung studied in Cologne and Cambridge. He completed his studies with Volker Wangenheim and Colin Metters, and participated in masterclasses with Bernard Haitink, Jaap van Zweden and Jorma Panula.

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