Bratislava Music Agency
841 06 Bratislava 4
The roots of the Hannoverscher Oratorienchor e.V. go back to 1802, when it was founded by the citizens of Hannover. To this day, it remains the oldest music association in the state of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) and its capital and ranks among the longest standing secular choirs in Germany. In 2015, Keno Weber was appointed as conductor and artistic director. Today, the choir consists of about 80 singers and is widely recognised as a choir who cultivates “a cappella” singing as well as performances with orchestras. Contemporary music plays a particularly large role in the choir’s repertoire and they regularly premiere works written especially for them. Future projects include a concert for Beethoven’s 250th birthday, where a new Choral Fantasy by esteemed German composer Birke J. Bertelsmeier will be premiered alongside Beethoven’s genre-defining work.
Mr. Keno Weber was born in East Frisia, Germany, and began taking piano lessons at the age of six. In 2002, he began his studies in music education at the university for music and theater in Hannover. In 2007, Keno Weber started additional studies at the university for music in Würzburg. There, he studied conducting with Prof. Jörg Straube, obtaining his diploma with a performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ cantata “Dona nobis pacem”. Master classes with Daniel Reuss, Sir Simon Halsey and Morten Schuldt-Jensen rounded off his education. Keno Weber works as conductor and singer, but he is also often engaged as an accompanist, chamber music player and répétiteur. He is the director of different choirs such as the renowned youth choir “Quilisma”, the “Hannoverscher Oratorienchor” and the chamber choir “Choranima Nova”. In addition, he regularly works with the “Norddeutscher Figuralchor”, one of Germany’s leading semi-professional chamber choirs. With his choirs, he has toured several European countries.назад на список ансамблей