Marco Comin

Conductor

Born in Venice, Italy, Marco Comin is one of the most exciting and most versatile conductors of the present. He is not only a sought-after opera and concert conductor, but also a highly esteemed Baroque specialist. His communicative passion and eloquent Naturalness leads to gripping, emotional and highly sensitive Interpretations.

Marco Comin celebrated his first successes in 2005, right after graduation of conducting studies in Berlin, when he became second Kapellmeister at the German National Theatre Weimar. Three years later, he took over the position of the first conductor and deputy General Music Director at the Staatstheater Kassel.

From 2012 to 2017 he was chief conductor of the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich. During this time, he has been involved in all kinds of activities besides La sonnambula, Aida, Peter Grimes, Jeanne d'Arc au Bûcher (A. Honegger) and other works of the romantic and modern periods. At the same time, as a profound expert on performance practice and musical rhetoric of early music, he cultivated an exquisite historically informed style, and could distinguish himself also as a baroque conductor. Orchestra and singers performed brilliantly under his direction in stage works by Händel and Purcell, as well as in baroque concert series initiated by himself.

Marco Comin was guest conductor at the Stuttgart State Opera, the Hungarian State Opera Budapest, the Graz Opera, the Aalto Theater Essen and at the Theater Bremen. In addition, he has conducted concerts with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonie Essen, the Dortmund Philharmonic, the Nordwest Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, the Mecklenburgische Staatskapelle, the Augsburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz.

In his hometown Marco Comin studied piano and composition at Conservatorio di Musica "Benedetto Marcello" and history at the Università Ca' Foscari. At the Academy of Music "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin, he studied orchestral conducting. He attended master classes for musical interpretation by Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Christopher Hogwood and was piano accompanist to Julia Várady.

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