The first performance of Tehran Symphony Orchestra in the new Iranian Year will be conducted by German conductor Wolfgang Wengenroth. The performance will be held at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on May 5 and 6.
‘Symphony No. 2,’ composed by Johannes Brahms; ‘Two Movements for String Orchestra’ by Mohammad-Taqi Masoodyeh; ‘Ouverture the Hebrides’ by Felix Mendelssohn are set to be staged.
Born in Bonn, Wengenroth studied piano and conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, and at the University of Music in Saarbrücken, with Thomas Duis, Wolfgang Bozic and Arturo Tamayo.
In 2002, he was appointed as a repetiteur at the Komische Oper Berlin by Kirill Petrenko. In 2007, he became Kapellmeister (staff conductor) at the Theatre for Lower Saxony Hildesheim-Hannover and from 2009-2014 he held the same position at the Hessian State Theatre of Wiesbaden.
Since 2016, he has been engaged by the National Theatre Mannheim. Guest conducting engagements regularly take him to the major Scandinavian opera houses, such as the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen.
In 2016, he made his debut at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm with ‘Swan Lake,’ which he also conducted at the Malmö Opera and the Göteborg Opera. He regularly conducts the Shizuoka Symphony Orchestra and the Orquesta Estable del Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, as well as numerous orchestras in German-speaking regions.