In 2021 Jens Georg Bachmann has been appointed Music Director and Chief Conductor of both, the German Winterstein-Theatre (opera) and the Erzgebirgische Philharmonie (concert) in the German Ore Mountains. From 2017-2020 Bachmann was Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Cyprus.
Being equally at home in operatic and symphonic repertoire, Bachmann has conducted, amongst others, the Boston, Princeton and Florida symphony orchestras, the Berlin and Hamburg symphony orchestras, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the ERT Radio Symphony Orchestra of Greece, the Radio Orchestras of Germany (NDR) as well as at The Metropolitan Opera New York, Royal Swedish Opera, Komische Oper Berlin, Staatsoper Berlin and the state operas of Stuttgart, Nuremberg and Düsseldorf.
Mr. Bachmann had been Associate Conductor of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and Principal Conductor of the Texas Chamber Orchestra as well as Music Director of the Crested Butte Music Festival in Colorado.
He has collaborated with some of the world’s finest musicians such as Pinchas Zukerman, Daniel Hope, Yefim Bronfman, Cyprien Katsaris and singers Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Natalie Dessay, Marcello Giordani and Jonas Kaufmann.
In addition, Bachmann has been teaching in the USA and Germany academically at the Manhattan School of Music, New York University, the State University of New York and the Lübeck Hochschule.
Being thoroughly trained through mentorships with Christoph von Dohnányi and James Levine for several seasons, Bachmann is an avid proponent of contemporary music and has worked with many active composers of our time including Elliott Carter, Krzysztof Penderecki, Sofia Gubaidulina, Daniel Schnyder, Peter Michael Hamel and many others.
Jens Georg Bachmann was born in Berlin, Germany, and studied conducting and violin at the Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ Berlin and The Juilliard School New York.
Mr. Bachmann has recorded for the DaCapo and Naxos labels.