Stephan Koenig was born in Berlin in 1963. After attending the special school for music in Halle (Saale), he studied piano, composition, and conducting at the University of Music and Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in Leipzig and has been working as a freelance musician ever since. In addition to his teaching activities at the University of Music and Theater Leipzig, he has a number of guest engagements with well-known orchestras and stages and has been involved in numerous CD, radio, and television productions. Concert tours have taken him to Asia, Central America, South America, and many European countries.
He has won prizes in several national and international competitions, and has written commissioned works for the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Leipzig Opera, Leipzig Academic Orchestra, Thomanerchor Leipzig, IMPULS Festival, MDR, and others. He has collaborated with Rebekka Bakken, Georg Christoph Biller, Uschi Brüning, Richard Galliano, Kathrin Göring, Nigel Kennedy, Ines Agnes Krautwurst, Jochen Kupfer, Lyambiko, Ulrike Mayer, Tobias Morgenstern, Anca Parghel, Martin Petzold, Florian Poser, Fermín Villanueva, Sebastian Weber, Angelika Weiz, Pascal von Wroblewsky, Wolfgang Krause Zwieback, the Leipzig String Quartet, Reinhold Quartet, ensemble amarcord, Sjaella, and many others. Since 1998 he has conducted the LeipJAZZig Orchestra that he founded, and since 2007 has led the artentfaltung chamber orchestra.
Photo: Jörg Singer
The Artist's Homepage: http://www.st-koenig.de
Im schönsten Wiesengrunde – In the most beautiful meadow grounds
German Folk Songs
Leipziger Symphonieorchester - Robbert van Steijn, Conductor - Daniel Blumenschein, Baritone - Stephan König, Arranger