Rüdiger Lotter – Conductor

“Rüdiger Lotter, as leader of his Hofkapelle Munich, demonstrates with this recording his stylistic mastery as well as a pronounced sense of expression and dramaturgy in the shaping of the works”
“Wanderer” November 2022

Rüdiger Lotter is today one of the most distinguished and versatile artists of his generation. With the Hofkapelle München he founded an original sound top formation, with which he has celebrated international success for over ten years and which was awarded the Echo Klassik in 2015.

As a conductor, he has appeared at major festivals such as the Chopin Festival in Warsaw, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, the Rheingau Music Festival, the MA Festival in Bruges, the Innsbrucker Festwochen, the Tage Alter Musik Regensburg, the Styriarte or the Tage alter Musik in Herne. He has conducted orchestras such as the West German Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Bochum Symphony Orchestra, the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra, and the orchestra of the Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele. Rüdiger Lotter has a wealth of experience working with internationally renowned singers such as Christiane Karg, Franco Fagioli, Julia Lezhneva, Sunhae im, Max Emanuel Cencic, Valer Sabadus, Anna Lucia Richter and Julian Prégardien. Rüdiger Lotter also works regularly with choirs. A longer-term cooperation is planned with the KlangVerwaltung choir, which will see its continuation this evening. As an enthusiastic music discoverer, Rüdiger Lotter always focuses on unknown works of the Baroque and Classical periods.

This is also the case in his collaboration with the baritone Konstantin Krimmel on the recently released CD “Zauberoper”: for this recording, among other things, he placed the think tank of Franz Schikaneder and his Theater auf der Wieden at the center of the program conception. His revival of Schikaneder’s opera “der Stein der Weisen” with Daniel Behle and Michael Schade in the leading roles was enthusiastically received at the Mozartfest Würzburg 2023. Lotter’s repertoire ranges from early music to contemporary compositions. In 2020, for example, he conducted the world premiere of Lisa Streich’s “Händeküssen,” written for the Munich Hofkapelle, as part of the Cologne Philharmonic’s “No Beethoven” project.

As a baroque violinist, Rüdiger Lotter has set standards with several CD recordings: for example, with the Rosary Sonatas by Heinrich Ignaz Biber, which he recorded live in 2004 on the 300th anniversary of his death. This recording was praised in 2018 by the English magazine “Gramophone” as the best of all recordings available on the market. Of his recording of the Brandenburg Concertos, the trade press wrote: “The fact is that future recordings will have to be measured against this one.”

Rüdiger Lotter has been teaching at the Akademie für Tonkunst in Darmstadt since 2023.