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General management: Askonas Holt

Japan: Hirasa Ltd
China / Taiwan / Korea: New Aspect

About Andreas

Artistic Director: Bürgenstock Festival

Andreas Ottensamer has captured audiences and critics alike with his distinct musicianship and versatility as conductor, artistic director and clarinettist.

In the 2023-2024 season, Andreas will give conducting debuts with the NHK Symphony Orchestra in a program entirely dedicated to Johannes Brahms, Orchestre Metropolitain Montreal as their Artist in Residence of the season, Seoul Philharmonic, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Sofia Philharmonic, Basel Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonisches Orchester Erfurt, Münchner Kammerorchester, Janáček Philharmonic and the Liszt Chamber Orchestra. Ottensamer will return to conduct the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, having made his Asian conducting debut there in 2023. He will also return to Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra in three programmes, the Aichi Chamber Orchestra and the Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra.

Recent conducting highlights include Seoul’s KBS Symphony Orchestra and collaborations with orchestras such as the MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, the Prague Philharmonia, the Orquestra Gulbenkian in Lisbon, the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, the Real Philharmonia Galicia and the Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse. In December 2022 Andreas joined Maestro Riccardo Muti to work on Verdi‘s Messa da Requiem as part of his Italian Opera Academy in Ravenna, Italy and in March 2023 he joined Maestro Muti for the production of Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera at the Tokyo Spring Festival. In 2021 Ottensamer was awarded the Neeme Järvi Prize of the Gstaad Festival Conducting Academy.

His artistic partnerships as a chamber musician include work with Yuja Wang, Seong-Jin Cho, Lisa Batiashvili, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Phillippe Jaroussky, Gautier Capuçon and Sol Gabetta. He regularly performs at festivals such as the Salzburger Festspiele, the Gstaad Menuhin Festival, the Rheingau Musik Festival and the Festival de Pâques d’Aix en Provence.

Ottensamer is Artistic Director of the Bürgenstock Festival and has held the position of principle clarinettist with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra since 2011.

Andreas is based in Berlin

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General management: Askonas Holt

Japan: Hirasa Ltd
China / Taiwan / Korea: New Aspect

Season Highlights

Mar 2024
Johannes Brahms Academic Festival Overture Johannes Brahms Clarinet Sonata in F minor Op. 120 No. 1 (Daniel Ottensamer) Johannes Brahms Haydn Variations Op. 56b Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dances NHK Symphony Orchestra.
Mar 2024
Prinzregententheater, Munich
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Thamos King of Egypt, Overture Felix Mendelssohn Lieder Ohne Worte (selection) Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 7 Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C Major Op. 21 Munchener Kammerorchester
Jun 2024 - Jul 2024
Kammerorchester Basel



  • Orchestre Metropolitain: Brahms, Holmès & Schumann

    La Maison Symphonique
    Oct 2023
    • Ottensamer’s conducting captured the essence of springtime with gusto mixed with grace, leading the orchestra through a symphonic journey that was nothing short of breathtaking.

    • The degree of give and take between Genisson, Ottensamer and the OM strings (particularly leader Yukari Cousineau) was consistently meritorious. Throughout, Ottensamer impressively sculpted an array of interpretive arcs.