Daniel Huppert | Photo: Neda Navaee
ALUMNI LISZTIANI: Conducting Graduate and Schwerin GMD Daniel Huppert named Professor of Conducting in Rostock
For the third time this year, a Weimar Music University graduate has been named a professor: Tobias Usbeck, Professor of School Piano Techniques at the Würzburg University of Music and Florian Richter, Professor of Viola at the Nuremberg University of Music will be joined by the alumnus of conducting studies, Daniel Huppert in receiving this title. Huppert has been the chief conductor of the Mecklenburg Staatskapelle in Schwerin and recently received the title of professor for “conducting” at the Rostock University of Music and Theatre beginning in the fall semester of 2017/18.
Along with teaching, Huppert’s new responsibilities include conducting selected orchestra projects and repertoire rehearsals at the Rostock Music University. He will also conduct the University Orchestra in January 2018. Just recently, in March 2017, his contract as the Schwerin GMD was extended until July 2020. “I am very happy about the continuation of our collaboration with a young GMD who applies himself just as superbly in his work with music theatre as he does in directing symphonic programmes,” the General Director of the Mecklenburg Staatstheater, Lars Tietje, explained at the time.
Daniel Huppert was born in Kaiserslautern in 1980. He studied violoncello and music education at the Saarbrücken University of Music at the same time as he studied German studies and musicology at the Saarland University. Subsequently, he studied orchestra conducting at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar in the class taught jointly by Prof. Gunter Kahlert, Prof. Nicolás Pasquet and Prof. Anthony Bramall. Conducting engagements took him to the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Kaiserslautern Saarbrücken, the MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, the Austrian Ensemble für Neue Musik and the Komische Oper Berlin.
Until the end of 2010, he was employed as the „Assistant du chef d’orchestre“ at the Opéra National de Paris (Bastille). He has been the chief conductor of the Mecklenburg Staatskapelle in Schwerin since 2012. Since the season 2016/17, Daniel Huppert has also been the Chief Conductor of the Zug Sinfonietta (Switzerland).