Jakob Lehmann

Jakob Lehmann © Georg Tedeschi

Jakob Lehmann is a young musician for whom stylistic awareness and historically informed performance are the pillars of emotionally sincere and energetic interpretations. His dual aims of fidelity to the composer’s intentions with their direct conveyance to his modern audiences guide his diverse activities as both as conductor and violinist. Jakob regards the collaborative convergence of historically informed performance styles with more traditional approaches as one his main objectives.

Jakob Lehmann is in increasing demand as an energetic and inspiring conductor and works with orchestras such as Bochumer Symphoniker, Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Lorraine, Junge Norddeutschen Philharmonie, {OH!} – Orkiestra Historyczna, Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra as well as soloists Lioba Braun, Véronique Gens, Tobias Koch, Sergey Malov and Chouchane Siranossian.

He is Artistic Director of Eroica Berlin, a chamber orchestra he founded in 2015 and which performed at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie for the first time in 2020. The group consists of young musicians from Berlin and focuses on translating the impulses and inspirations from period performance to modern instruments.

Jakob Lehmann is Associate Artistic Director of Teatro Nuovo, New York’s newest opera festival, which sheds new light on early Romantic Italian opera. He works closely with young singers and instrumentalists alongside Artistic Director Will Crutchfield into research on issues related to the performance practice of this repertoire, a field that is particularly close to him. His conducting of Rossini’s Stabat Mater was described by the press in 2019 as „a revelation“.

Jakob Lehmann’s continuously expanding discography encompasses a wide range of repertoire on a number of renowned labels. Two of his albums were awarded with an International Classical Music Award in 2019.

Since 2015, Jakob has been working as a highly demanded concertmaster of numerous historical as well as modern orchestras such as B’Rock, Camerata Salzburg, Capella Augustina, Le Concert des Nations and Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen with conductors such as René Jacobs, Alondra de la Parra, Kristiina Poska, Jordi Savall, Steven Sloane and Andreas Spering.

From 2021, he will concentrate fully on musical direction – with the baton or the violin bow – and chamber music.