Susanne Blumenthal

Susanne Blumenthal is one of the most versatile conductors of her generation.

With her ensemble “MAM.manufaktur für aktuelle musik” she performs at numerous festivals, such as the Donaueschinger Musiktage, the Darmstädter Ferienkurse, at ECLAT, Acht Brücken Köln, the pgnm Festival Bremen, klub katarakt Hamburg, as well as internationally at the Mixtur Festival Barcelona, Festival de música contemporánea Oviedo, Society for contemporary music Seoul and in numerous countries in Southeast Asia.

She has worked with composers such as Helmut Lachenmann, Hans Zender, Nicolaus A. Huber, Friedrich Cerha, Johannes Kalitzke, Mark Andre, Georges Aperghis, Simon Steen-Andersen, Beat Furrer, Oxana Omelchuk, Gordon Kampe, Ying Wang, Vito Zuraj and many others.

Engagements have repeatedly taken her to Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Musikfabrik, Klavierfestival Ruhr, Acht Brücken Köln, Schauspiel Frankfurt, Städtische Bühnen Münster, Kölner Philharmonie, Bochumer Symphoniker, DLF and more.

She is the artistic director of the eos chamber orchestra, with whom she explores the borderlands of new music and improvised music / jazz and is a guest at numerous festivals, such as the Moers Festival, the Bonn Jazz Festival and the Monheim Triennale.

Originally studying choral conducting, numerous choirs also came under her direction, including the Philharmonic Choir of Bochum for several years.

She was a scholarship holder of both the International Ensemble Modern Academy and the Bergische Symphoniker.

Susanne Blumenthal was appointed Professor of Interpretation / Ensemble Practice New Music at the Cologne University of Music and Dance in 2021.