Jörg-Peter Weigle

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Jörg-Peter Weigle at a rehearsal before the concert on June 23, 2019 in the Chorin monastery ruins on the occasion of the Choriner Music Summer 2019

Jörg-Peter Weigle (born March 28, 1953 in Greifswald ) is a German conductor and choir director. He has been chief conductor of the Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt (Oder) since September 1, 2018 .


Jörg-Peter Weigle grew up in Anklam as the youngest of the pastor's six children at the Kreuzkirche Theodor Weigle and his wife Hildegard, which was initially still being built there . He received his musical training from 1963 to 1971 with the Leipzig Thomanerchor . From 1973 to 1978 he studied at the “Hanns Eisler” University of Music in Berlin with Horst Förster (conducting), Dietrich Knothe (choral conducting) and Ruth Zechlin (counterpoint). He completed his training by taking part in the Weimar music seminar in 1976 with Kurt Masur and in the international master class in Vienna in 1978.

From 1977 to 1980 Jörg-Peter Weigle was conductor at the Staatliches Sinfonieorchester Neubrandenburg , from 1980 to 1988 he directed the Rundfunkchor Leipzig (since 1985 as chief conductor). In the 1986/87 season he was appointed chief conductor of the Dresden Philharmonic . From then on, concert tours took him through Europe, North and South America and Japan. He has made guest appearances at home and abroad, z. B. with the Staatskapelle Dresden , various radio orchestras in Germany and Sweden as well as with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra . From September 1991 Weigle worked in various productions at the Komische Oper Berlin and at the Dresden Semperoper .

From 1995 to 2003 Jörg-Peter Weigle was chief conductor and artistic director of the Stuttgart Philharmonic . With this orchestra he toured Europe and North and South America.

From 1994 to 2000 Jörg-Peter Weigle worked at the Carl Maria von Weber Academy of Music in Dresden as the director of the university orchestra. In 1995 he received an honorary professorship there. In addition, he was able to pursue his inclination for choral music again and again at various radio stations. He produced a cappella works with the Bavarian Radio Choir and directed choral symphonic concerts. With the choir and orchestra of the NDR Hamburg he conducted Rossini's Stabat Mater and Verdi's Quattro pezzi sacri , with the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover and the NDR choir Max Bruch's Die Glocke (oratorio based on the song of the bell by Friedrich Schiller, op. 45), which he performed again in 2014 with the Philharmonic Choir in the Berlin Philharmonic. In 2000 he was invited to a concert with the RIAS Chamber Choir in Berlin for the first time .

Weigle recorded several CDs with orchestral works by the Swiss composer Hans Huber as well as a complete recording of the symphonies of Felix Draeseke , a late romantic composer whose work is attracting increasing attention.

From 2001 to 2017 he was professor of choral conducting at the “Hanns Eisler” University of Music in Berlin, from April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2012 its rector and from April 1, 2014 to August 31, 2014, he was acting director of the university.

In October 1999 Jörg-Peter Weigle conducted the B minor Mass by Johann Sebastian Bach with the Berlin Philharmonic Choir, where he has been artistic director since the 2003/2004 season.

Since September 1, 2018 he has been chief conductor of the Brandenburg State Orchestra in Frankfurt (Oder) .

Jörg-Peter Weigle's son Andreas plays the cello in the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and his daughter Barbara Glücksmann plays the violin in the Staatskapelle Berlin . The conductor Sebastian Weigle and the violist Friedemann Weigle ( Artemis Quartet ), who died in July 2015, are his nephews.


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Individual evidence

  1. Rundfunkchor Leipzig , accessed on March 3, 2019
  2. ^ Weigle in Potsdam , accessed on December 29, 2018
  3. 60th anniversary of the Kreuzkirche , accessed on December 30, 2018
  4. ^ Weigle in Potsdam , accessed on December 29, 2018
  5. Handelring for Weigle, accessed on February 1, 2017
  6. ^ Geschwister-Mendelssohn-Medal for Weigle ( Memento of April 18, 2018 in the Internet Archive ), accessed on December 17, 2019