English Vita

 

Hiroshi KODAMA

( Conductor )

 

 

==== Biography ====

 

 

1952

Born April 5th, in Tokyo, Japan.

1952-71

Infant, primary and secondary schooling at the State Teaching University, Tokyo, Final examinations.

1971-75

Study of conducting at the TOHO-GAKUEN Conservatorium under Prof. SAITO and Prof. SEIJI OZAWA; final diploma awarded summa cum laude.

1975

Winner of the HANS HARING AWARD at the conducting competition of the Austrian Broadcasting Network in SALZBURG.

1975-76

Guest observer at the Deutsche Staatsoper Unter den Linden, BERLIN.

1976-78

Repetiteur at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, DSSELDORF.

1978-81

Solo-Repetiteur and Conductor at the Musiktheater im Revier, GELSENKIRCHEN.

1981-85

Chief-Repetiteur and Conductor at the WRZBURG Municipal Theater.

1985-89

First Conductor and Deputy General Music Director at the MNSTER Municipal Opera Company, including the direction and performance of the Mnster Symphony Orchestra's subscription concerts on a regular basis.

1989-96

First Conductor at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, DSSELDORF.

1991-95

(concurrently) Principal Conductor of the South Westphalian Philharmonic Orchestra, the official orchestra of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, based in Hilchenbach (SIEGEN-Wittgenstein).

1996-2001

General Music Director at the COBURG State Opera Company, including the direction and performance of the Coburg Symphony Orchestra's subscription concerts.

2000

Japan Debut at the Japan Metropolitan Opera with New Production of The flying Dutchman (R.Wagner).

2002

Debut at the New National Theatre Tokyo with New Production of Salome (R.Strauss) in Mai.

New Production of Ariadne auf Naxos (R.Strauss) at the New National Theatre Tokyo in December.

2003

New Production of La Traviata at the Aichi Culture Center, Nagoya, in October.

2004

Concert Debut in Japan with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra in Februar. (R.Wagner: Orchester-Suite Der Ring des Nibelungen arranged by H. KODAMA)

Particular Concert-Performance and New Production of the WDR-Broadcasting of the Opera Der Heidenknig (Siegfried Wagner) in October.

2005

Concert Debut in Osaka, Japan, with Osaka-Sinfoniker-Orchester.

2008

General Music Director of the Orchestra Osaka Sinfoniker inOsaka, Japan

 

 

 

 

Since 1983

Annual Conductor and Lecturer at the International Summer Academy of the Collegium Musicum Schlo Pommersfelden

Since 2003

Annual Conductor and Lecturer at the Studio of the New National Theatre Tokyo.