Young German conductor Johanna Malangré was awarded First prize at the 2019 MAWOMA Conducting Competition in Vienna, and has been described as ‘a natural conductor’ after a masterclass with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Johanna has conducted the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra (working alongside Heinz Holliger and Patricia Kopatchinskaja), Münchner Symphoniker, Wiener Kammerorchester, Bergische Symphoniker, Süddeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, the Orchestre de l’Opéra Royal de Versailles, Musikcollegium Winterthur and Berner Symphonie Orchester among others. Highlights of the upcoming season include concerts with the Philharmonisches Orchester Kiel, Wuppertaler Sinfonieorchester, Collegium Novum Zürich and Luzerner Symphonieorchester.
In 2019, Johanna Malangré was also appointed Music Director of the HIDALGO Festival Orchestra in Munich. Johanna is a graduate of the renowned conducting class of Prof. Johannes Schläfli in Zürich, and has been coached by mentors including Bernard Haiting, Paavo Järvi, Reinhard Goebel and Nicolas Pasquet.