Biography

Robin Engelen studied conducting with Wolf-Dieter Hauschild and Günter Wand at Karlsruhe Conservatory. He assisted conductors such as Philippe Auguin, Thomas Hengelbrock and Stefan Soltesz.
He was engaged as first conductor and assistant of Lothar Zagrosek at Stuttgart State Opera and later as first conductor and deputy music director at Theater Bonn. He conducted important repertoire works and regularly conducted new productions, including Carmen, La Sonnambula, Il Trovatore, Norma, and Il Barbiere di Siviglia.  
 
Engelen gave concerts both as pianist and conductor with orchestras such as Philharmonisches Orchester Südwestfalen, the Brandenburg and Düsseldorf Symphonic Orchestras, Staatsorchester Halle, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Stuttgart Philharmonics. He conducted the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Chamber Orchestra C.P.E. Bach Berlin as well as the orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin. From 1993 to 2003, he was engaged as musical director of the ensemble “Klangwerk”. In 2001, the ensemble Het Collektief appointed him to their Principal Guest Conductor.
 
Furthermore, Engelen worked at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, leading the first show of the revised version of Eötvös` Radames, at the international Schönberg-week in Brussels, and at the Russian Japanese culture days in Dornach. In 2007, he was the musical director of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the festivities of the 150 years existence of the conservatory Stuttgart and gave his debut in the U.S. at the Oregon Bach Festival. Together with Hellmuth Rilling, he was also directing Britten’s War Requiem. As conductor of the Kammerorchester Stuttgart, he toured through Korea, Italy and Turkey.
Engelen conducted concerts at Concertgebouw Amsterdam, with the Het Collectief in Sao Paulo, Lima, Paris, and London, as well as at the festivals Ars Musica in Brussels and Antwerp, and de Saintes in France. Most recently, conducting engagements led him to the Opera Leipzig and the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock.
 
Since the season 2015/16, Robin Engelen is first conductor and deputy music director at Opernhaus Graz. Recent projects, besides productions in Graz of Il barbiere di Siviglia, Luisa Miller, and The Greek Passion by the composer Bohuslav Martinu, include Don Giovanni in Vladivostok, Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny and Falstaff at the Volkstheater Rostock, and Das Liebesverbot at the Opera Leipzig.

In the current season, he is conducting the two very successful und highly acclaimed productions of Tristan und Isolde and Romeo et Juliette in Graz.
Further, he will lead the premiere of Norma and the revised version of West Side Story in Graz, and once more be conducting Verdi’s Falstaff at Volkstheater Rostock.

Management

General Management

Artist Manager
 
 
 
 
Boris Orlob
Managing Director
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Ingunn Sighvatsdóttir
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Repertoire

Repertoire Concert

Adams, John Chamber Symphony
Bach, J. S. Brandenburg Concerti
  Concerti
  Ouvertures
Bartók, Bela Concerto for orchestra
  Divertmento
  Piano Concerto No 3
  Romanian Folk Dances
  Violin Concerto No 2
Beethoven, L. v. Choral Fantasy
  Ouvertures
  Piano Concerti
  Symphonies 1- 9
  Tripelconcerto
  Violin Concerto
Berg, Alban Chamber Concerto
  Seven Early Songs
Bernstein, Leonard Three Meditations from Mass
Bizet, Georges Carmen - Suite
  L'Arlesienne - Suite
Brahms, Johannes Academic Festival Ourverture
  Serenades
  Symphonies 1 - 4
Britten, Benjamin Four Sea Interludes
  Les Illuminations
  Passacaglia
  Serenade
  War Requiem
Bruckner, Anton Symphonies 1 - 9
Charpentier, M. A. Le Malade imaginaire
  Musiques du Roi
Copland, Aaron Appalachian Spring
  Billy the Kid
  Clarinet Concerto
  Fanfare
Debussy, Claude La mer
  Nocturnes
  Prelude à l'après midi d'un faune
Dvorák, Antonín Serenade
  Symphonies 6 - 9
Elgar, Edward The Wand of Youth
Grieg, Edvard Peer Gynt Suites
  Piano Concerto
Gubaidulina, Sofia Seven Words
Haydn, Joseph Concerti
  Symphonies
Hindemith, Paul Die Harmonie der Welt
  Horn Concerto
  Mathis der Maler
  Symphony in E-Flat
Honegger, Arthur Le Roi David
  Pastorale d'Été
  Symphonies No 2, 3, 4
Händel, G. Fr. Concerti grossi
  Music for the Royal Fireworks
  Water Music
Ibert, Jacques Flute Concerto
Jolivet, André Flute Concerto
Ligeti, György Chamber Concerto
  Concerti for Violoncello, Piano & Violin
  Ramifications
Lutoslawski, Witold Concerto for Orchestra
  Funeral Music in memoriam Béla Bartók
Mahler, Gustav Das Klagende Lied
  Kindertotenlieder
  Songs of Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Mendelssohn, Felix Incidental Music for Midsummer Night's Dream
  Ourvertures
  Symphonies No 3, 4
Milhaud, Darius La création du monde
  Le Boeuf sur le toit
Mozart, W. A. Divertimenti
  Piano Concerti
  Requiem
  Serenades
  Violin Concerto
  Symphonies
Nielsen, Carl Clarinet Concerto
  Symphonies No 4, 5, 6
Poulenc, Francis Piano Concerto
  Sinfonietta
Rachmaninov, Sergej Symphonies No 2, 3
  Symphonic Dances
Rihm, Wolfgang Abgesangsszenen
  Trauermusiken In Memoriam Luigi Nono
Saint-Saens, C. Danse macabre
  Le Carnival des Animeaux
Schostakowitsch, D. Cello Concerti No 1 & 2
  Chamber Symphonies
  Symphonies
  Violin Concerto No. 2
Schubert, Franz Rosamunde Ballet Music
  Symphonies 1 - 7
Schumann, Robert Piano Concerto
  Symphonies 1 -4
Schönberg, Arnold Chamber Symphony
  Pierrot lunaire
  Suite op. 29
  Transfigured Night
Sibelius, Jean Symphonies No 1, 3, 6, 7
  Tone Poems
Strauss, Richard Also sprach Zarathustra
  Concerto for Oboe and Bassoon
  Don Juan
  Four Last Songs
  Till Eulenspiegel
Strauß, Johann Dances
  Ouvertures
  Walztes
Stravinsky, Igor Firebird
  L'histoire du soldat
  Petrushka
  Pulcinella
  Symphonies pour vent instruments
  Tango
  Three Pieces for String Orchestra
Torke, Michael Ecstatic Orange
Tschaikovsky, Peter Ballet Suites
  Symphonies No 4, 5, 6
Vivaldi, Antonio Four Seasons
Wagner, Richard Preludes and Interludes
Walton, William Variations on a Theme by Hindemith
Webern, Anton Fünf Stücke für Streichorchester
  Musikalisches Opfer (Bach)
  Symphony
 

Repertoire Opera

Beethoven Fidelio
Bellini La Sonnambula
  Norma
Berg Lulu
  Wozzeck
Bizet Carmen
Busoni Doktor Faust
Charpentier Le Malade imaginaire
Délibes Lakmé
Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel
Janacek The Makropoulos Affair
Kraus Aeneas in Karthago
Lortzing Der Wildschütz
Mozart Così fan tutte
  Die Entführung aus dem Serail
  Die Zauberflöte
  Don Giovanni
  Idomeneo
  La finta giardiniera
  Le nozze di Figaro
Nicolai Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor
Nono Intolleranza 1960
Puccini La Bohème
  Tosca
  Turandot
Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia
Schmidt Notre Dame
Schreker Der ferne Klang
  Die Gezeichneten
Schönberg Moses und Aron
  Pierrot lunaire
Smetana The Bartered Bride
Strauss, R. Ariadne auf Naxos
  Der Rosenkavalier
  Die Frau ohne Schatten
  Elektra
  Salome
Strauß, J. Die Fledermaus
Verdi Don Carlo
  Falstaff
  Il Trovatore
  La Traviata
  Otello
  Rigoletto
Wagner Das Rheingold
  Der fliegende Holländer
  Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
  Die Walküre
  Götterdämmerung
  Lohengrin
  Parsifal
  Rienzi
  Siegfried
  Tannhäuser
  Tristan und Isolde
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