• By Christoph König
  • 13 Jan, 2013


“… Christoph König , the latest in a succession of promising young conductors to make guest appearances on the Oregon Symphony podium, kept pace with crisp direction, focused energy and his own responsive balance that also animated Paul Hindemith’s Concerto for Orchestra and Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 1. The former … opened with a fair imitation of a Baroque concerto grosso in 20th-century harmonic garb and continued with finely-worked movements that benefited from the orchestra’s clear playing. König’s tightly muscular and detail-oriented approach allowed for little elasticity, but his fleet energy more than compensated, and the Schumann symphony also gained from it. Known as the “Spring,” it was written in January of Schumann’s year of intense concentration in orchestral music; if the Oregon Symphony’s reading summoned vernal thoughts, they were of the bracing breezes of late March rather than the languid days of June. …”

By James McQuillen, Special to The Oregonian  

on January 13, 2013 at 2:33 PM


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By Christoph König 07 Nov, 2017
Christoph König makes his début at the Musikverein in Vienna with the Wiener Concert-Verein in a programme featuring Gerhard Oppitz in Beethoven`s Piano Concerto no. 2, Rossini Il signor Bruschino, and Schubert Fifth Symphony. Find more information about the concert here .
By Christoph König 07 Nov, 2017
This week Christoph König returns to Warsaw conducting the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra - Filharmonia narodowa in a very diverse programme containing Respighi`s Belfagor Overture, Kancheli`s Styx for Viola Solo, Choir and Orchestra featuring Lawrence Power (viola), and Strauss` Also sprach Zarathustra. Find out more about the prgramme here .
By Christoph König 12 Oct, 2017

Another very special week, Christoph König conducts Richard Strauss´ less performed "Aus Italien" in two performances with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra . Kristóf Baráti plays Bruch Violin Concerto. Please read more about the programme  here .

By Christoph König 06 Oct, 2017

Much venerated WQED-FM's artistic director Jim Cunningham talks to Christoph König about his concerts with the  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra  this week at Heinz Hall. Please see the full video here .

By Christoph König 03 Oct, 2017

Christoph König conducts the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra  in a programme of Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2, Mussorgsky Scherzo in B-flat Major (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Premiere, and Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2, featuring the fabulously gifted 2010 Chopin Competition winner Yulianna Avdeeva.  More info .

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