Casper Schreiber, conductor
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Casper Schreiber

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Ole Justesen
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INTRODUCTION

The conductor Casper Schreiber is equally at home in symphonic music, opera and contemporary music in collaboration with international symphony orchestras and classic music ensembles.

He has conducted all Danish professional symphony orchestras and classic ensembles and has also served as choir master at Danish National Opera, Aarhus, and The Royal Opera Choir.

RECENT AND FUTURE ENGAGEMENTS

Casper Schreiber is a guest conductor at various Scandinavian symphony Orchestras, contemporary music ensembles and opera institutions, including Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester, Randers Kammerorkester, Odense Symphony Orchestra and others.

Schreiber conducted operas at The Royal Opera House, Copenhagen in such works as:

  • Carmen by G. Bizet
  • Dialogues des Carmelites by F. Poulenc
  • Saul and David by C. Nielsen
  • Babel by Steingrimur Rohloff
  • Alverden god nat by Peter Bruun
  • Alcina by G. F. Händel

BIOGRAPHY

Casper Schreiber made his first official debút conducting Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra in 2006 and immediately established himself as one of the leading Scandinavian conductors in the fields of contemporary and symphonic music.

Schreiber has cooperated closely with leading contemporary composers and conducted first performances of works by international figures such as Per Nørgård, Hans Abrahamsen, Peter Bruun, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen and Sunleif Rasmussen.

Schreiber has conducted leading international contemporary music ensembles such as Seattle Chamber Players, Oslo Sinfonietta, Athelas Sinfonietta, Figura Ensemble, Esbjerg Ensemble, Aarhus Sinfonietta and Danish Chamber Players.

In the operatic field, Schreiber has conducted operas at The Royal Danish Opera House, Copenhagen in classic works like Carmen, Dialogues des Carmelites and Alcina. Other than that, Schreiber at The Royal Danish Opera House successfully conducted first performances of contemporary operas like Babel and The World Good Night (Alverden god nat).

In 2005-09 Schreiber was employed as assistant conductor at The Royal Danish Opera House, Copenhagen in productions of The Turn of the Screw, Elektra, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Die lustige Witwe, Les Contes D’Hoffmann, Carmen and Proces Kafka.

Schreiber has conducted award-winning recordings of music by Per Nørgård at DaCapo Records and NEOS Music.

EDUCATION

Schreiber is educated as an orchestral conductor from Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen and from Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, St. Petersburg.

Furthermore, he has received substantial guidance from international conductors such as Kurt Masur, Yuri Temirkanov, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Peter Eötvös and Helmuth Rilling.

AUDIO & VIDEO

Casper Schreiber – Eugene Onegin with South Jutland Symphony Orchestra

Casper Schreiber – Yung Leo by Bára Gisladottir – The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus

Casper Schreiber – Il Barbiere di Siviglia with South Jutland Symphony Orchestra

REVIEWS

Songs from Evening Land – Helene Gjerris sings Per Nørgård CD

“A reference disc for collectors of Nørgård and serious contemporary song, and performances, recording and presentation all do the music proud.”

– David Fanning, Gramophone

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