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Christopher Ward

Born in 1980, Christopher Ward studied at Oxford University and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, and was awarded the position of Répétiteur Fellow at Scottish Opera and the RSAMD, Glasgow. 

In 2004, he spent a period working at the Internationales Opernstudio at Zürich Opera before moving to Germany in 2005 to work as Solorepetitor and Kapellmeister at Staatstheater Kassel. In 2006, he assisted Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic in a production of Wagner’s Das Rheingoldat the Aix-en-Provence Music Festival, and continued this association in Berlin and Salzburg (Easter Festival 2007). 

Christopher Ward became Kapellmeister and Assistant to Kent Nagano at the Bavarian State Opera in 2009. He not only led several new productions, including world premieres of Eötvös’ Die Tragödie des Teufels, Ronchetti’s Narrenschiffe and Srnka`s Make No Noise (opening the international Munich Summer Opera Festival with Ensemble Modern), but also led concerts with the Bayerische Staatsorchester,  and Orchesterakademie, and the Opera Studios of Munich and La Scala, Milan.

In 2014 Christopher Ward became 1. Kapellmeister at the Saarländisches Staatstheater, where he directed a number of new productions as well as several revivals, ballets and symphonic concerts. He also led the world premiere of Cekovska’s opera Dorian Gray at the Slovak National Theatre and Prague Spring International Music Festival 2015.

As guest conductor, he has directed performances at the Staatsoper Hamburg, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Komische Oper, Oper Graz, Salzburger Landstheater, Staatsoper Prag, Staatstheater Braunschweig, Staatstheater Mainz, Staatstheater Darmstadt and Theater Bremen, as well as conducting concerts with the Bremer Philhormoniker, Staatsorchester Braunschweig, Brandenburger Symphoniker, Cottbus Philharmonic, Neue Lausitz Philharmonic and Altenburg-Gera Philharmonic orchestras. He also recently recorded a CD of Schreker's orchestral music with the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie for Capriccio.

In 2018 he was appointed Generalmusikdirektor of Theater Aachen and Sinfonieorchester Aachen.


 

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"Fan Faire" Miroslav Srnka, Christopher Ward, Bayerisches Staatsorchester

Marsch' from Jörg Widmann's "Dubairische Tänze" (Saarländisches Staatsorchester)

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Christopher Ward Trailer (Ravel, Verdi, Rameau, Britten, Haas)

"Make No Noise" Miroslav Srnka, Ensemble Modern, Christopher Ward