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Christoph-Mathias Mueller (Conductor)

Christoph-Mathias Mueller studied violin with Hansheinz Schneeberger, Alexander Wijnkoop and Walter Levin in Basel, obtaining his soloist diploma, before completing a Masters of Music in Conducting with Gerhard Samuel at the University of Cincinnati, USA. In 1995, he went to Tanglewood, Massachusetts as a Conducting Fellow, where he worked with Seiji Ozawa, Robert Spano, and Leon Fleisher.

In 1996, he was appointed Assistant of Vladimir Ashkenazy at the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, where he also debuted as a professional conductor.

In 2000, Christoph-Mathias Mueller won the International Conducting Competition in Cadaques, Spain.

From 2001 until 2005, Christoph-Mathias Mueller was the Assistant Conductor of Claudio Abbado at the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. In this position, he cooperated closely with conductors Claudio Abbado, Mariss Jansons, Franz Welser-Most, Ivan Fischer and Pierre Boulez. In addition, he conducted the orchestra in concerts at the Lucerne Easter Festival and at the Olympic Committee in Lausanne.
Claudio Abbado appointed Christoph-Mathias Mueller as Assistant Conductor of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. He held this position from the foundation of the orchestra in the summer of 2003 until 2005.

Christoph-Mathias Mueller was the Music Director of the Cairo Symphony Orchestra in the season 2004/05 and returns every year to guest-conduct.

He has assumed the post of Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Gottingen Symphony Orchestra in the season 2005/06.

As a regular guest conductor at the Opera National du Rhin he conducted the French premiere of Hans Werner Henze`s complete ballet Undine in the spring of 2006.
He collaborated with many leading orchestras, including the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Orchestra Lyon, the Tonhalle-Orchestra Zurich, the BBC Welsh National Symphony Orchestra, Berlin and Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestras, the Scharoun Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Ensemble Modern.
He worked with soloists such as Dmitri Ashkenazy, Paul Badura-Skoda, Renaud and Gautier Capucon, Stefan Dohr, Reinhold Friedrich, Kirill Gerstein, Simone Kermes, Emmanuel Pahud, Charles Rosen, and Frank Peter Zimmermann.

In 2006 he made his Moscow debut with the Russian National Orchestra.

He is going to make his Bolshoi Theatre debut in 2010, conducting Die Fledermaus.

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