Maximilian Otto

Conductor

Composer

Pianist

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Maximilian Otto, born in Chemnitz in 1998, has been second Kapellmeister at the Theater Chemnitz since the 2023/24 season and has already conducted revivals of Fledermaus, Offenbachs‘ Orpheus in der Unterwelt, My fair Lady and Carabet as well as performances by Martinů's Die Drei Wünsche.

Maximilian Otto is a prizewinner of the 11th conducting competition of the central German music academies, in which he conducted his own world premiere with the MDR Symphony Orchestra in the prizewinners' concert. He has also been a scholarship holder of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) since 2019. He attended master classes with Jean-Philippe Wurtz, Omer-Meir Wellber, Johannes Pell, Ole Kristian Ruud and Christian Thielemann, who invited him to a sponsorship rehearsal designed as a master class at the Salzburg Festival in 2022, in which he conducted the Staatskapelle Dresden. He has also worked with orchestras such as the Robert Schumann Philharmonic Chemnitz, the Sinfonietta Dresden, the Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau, the Jena Philharmonic, the Elbland Philharmonie Sachsen and the Bad Reichenhall Philharmonic. He has already worked as a musical assistant and/or répétiteur for certain productions at the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar (Strauss' "Ariadne"), at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin (children's opera production of Wagner's "Lohengrin"), at the Gaechinger Cantorey (Haydn's "Creation" ) and at the Landesbühnen Sachsen (Marschner's “Vampyr”).

GALLERY

PRESS

The entire ensemble appears to be in excellent condition in terms of singing and dancing, and the support from the slim, always crisp and à point instrumental ensemble in the orchestra pit, which the young Kapellmeister Maximilian Otto confidently brings into harmony with the ensemble, is also fantastic.

Torsten Kohlschein about the premiere of “Cabaret” at the Chemnitz Opera House in September 2023

CALENDAR

MASTERCLASS WITH OLE KRISTIAN RUUD

Volkshaus Jena

MY FAIR LADY

7:30 p.m. | Chemnitz Opera House

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