Wolfgang Hentrich

Wolfgang Hentrich devotes himself in particular to conducting the Dresden Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. As soloist, he has performed with Marek Janowski, Walter Weller, Sir Neville Marriner, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Markus Poschner and Andrew Litton.
The artist’s diverse repertoire ranges from baroque music to cyclical performances of violin sonatas by composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms and Grieg, as well as joint performances with the rock musician Dirk Zöllner. His CD productions include various violin concertos, orchestral works by Johann Strauß, Mozart’s sonatas for piano and violin and works by Paganini for violin and guitar. Following the example of the legendary Viennese concertmaster Willi Boskovsky, Wolfgang Hentrich has conducted numerous New Year’s Concerts of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra and the Robert Schumann Philharmonic Orchestra Chemnitz. As guest concertmaster he has regularly with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin since 2009 and has performed the operas the operas of Richard Wagner under the direction of Marek Janowski.
Together with music-loving amateurs, he founded the Fördervereinsorchester der Dresdner Philharmonie in 2002, conducts large choral concerts and leads the Chorus 116 in Dresden. In the programmes he conceives, he regularly integrates world premieres into his programmes.
Wolfgang Hentrich is honorary professor for violin at the Dresden Academy of Music and devotes himself with special programmes for children and young people. Since August 2013 he has been chief conductor of the Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie. The intensive work with the 11 to 20 year old musicians has become a matter close to his heart and occupies a large part of his artistic life. and occupies a large part of his artistic life. In 2023, Wolfgang Hentrich and the young string young string talents will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie.