Dorian Keilhack

On the basis of his exceptional musicality and knowledge of the repertoire in all epochs and with his big conducting abilities Dorian Keilhack belongs to the rare conductors, where a composer in our times is in the best hands.” Aribert Reimann, the German international well known Composer, writes about the conductor Dorian Keilhack.

Conductor and Pianist Dorian Keilhack comes from a family of musicians whose roots are in Germany, Austria, Czech and Israel. After studies in piano and conducting at the universities of Nuremberg, Freiburg, and the Juilliard School in New York, he got different musical impulses from Leon Fleisher, Christoph Eschenbach and Georg Schmöhe.

Keilhack's pianist career brought him through Europe, South and North America. As a soloist, he played with orchestras like Gewandhaus Leipzig, MDR Radio Symphony, BBC Welsh Symphony, and Krakow Philharmonic, Jenaer Philharmonic, Dortmund Philharmonic. But he started conducting more and more and since 2001 he was conducting different orchestras like Regensburg, Lübeck, Mannheim, Schwerin, Meiningen, Chemnitz, Mönchengladbach, Aachen, Bonn, Vogtland and Würzburg Philharmonic. In the last years his repertoire grew to over 80 operas and the main symphonic repertoire.

In 2008 he started First “Kapellmeister” at the theatre Bern, Switzerland, conducting operas like Rosenkavalier, Un Ballo Mascara, Eugen Onegin, Tosca, Don Giovanni, etc. In the same year he had his debut at the Zürich Festival with the orchestra “Collegium Novum Zürich”. His conducting career has taken him around the world as guest conductor. In 2013 he had his debut with the New Philharmony Munich and later conducted the Vogtland Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2016 and 2017 he led the "Internationale Junge Orchesterakademie" in several concerts through Germany. The results were two CDs with works by (Brahms 1st and 4th Symphony, Reger,Strauss, Wagner). 

In 2014 Dorian Keilhack was appointed music director of the opera school and Professor for conducting at the Conservatory Innsbruck. In that year he also started as music director of the Camerata Franconia, an international chamber orchestra of 40 people.