The young Swedish conductor Jon Svinghammar has been director of studies and conductor of Oper Burg Gars since 2018, as well as guest conductor of the Orchestra Association of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna. With the ensemble he founded, “ensemble N”, he is also increasingly devoting himself to contemporary music.
His future plans include New Year’s concerts with the Sonderjylland Symphony Orchestra in Denmark, a new production of Bizet’s “Carmen” at the Slovenian National Theater in Maribor, concerts at the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen, with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Lower Austria for the Lower Austrian National Holiday, with his contemporary music ensemble, as well as his debut in the Great Hall of the Vienna Musikverein with the Academic Philharmonic Orchestra.
Recent highlights have included concerts with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Lower Austria and the Tyrolean Youth Orchestra, as well as a memorial concert for the writer, publisher and actor Leo Mazakarini in Vienna’s St. Stephen’s Cathedral and a concert at the 5th World Conference of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Vienna.
In 2017 Jon Svinghammar was musical assistant to Kent Nagano and Johannes Fritzsch, as well as maestro suggeritore at the Hamburg State Opera. One year later he was a prize winner of the 8th competition for opera conductors “Luigi Mancinelli” in Orvieto/Italy. He took over the musical direction of “Un Ballo in Maschera” at the Orvieto Opera House, as well as the preparation of “Cavalleria rusticana” and “Pagliacci” at the National Opera in Bucharest.
Jon Svinghammar studied conducting in Prague with Tomáš Koutník, in Weimar with Nicolas Pasquét and Gunter Kahlert, and in Graz with Martin Sieghart. He completed his postgraduate studies in orchestral conducting at the MDW in Vienna with Johannes Wildner with distinction.
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