Wolfgang Hentrich, Conductor
In addition to his work as an orchestral musician – as first violinist of the Dresden Philharmonic since 1996 and prior to this as first violinist of the Chemnitz Robert-Schumann-Philharmonic for nine years – Wolfgang Hentrich devotes his time to leading the Dresden Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. As a soloist he has performed concerts with among others Marek Janowski, Walter Weller, Sir Neville Marriner, Markus Poschner and Andrew Litton. Wolfgang Hentrich’s diverse repertoire encompasses baroque music, the performance cycles of violin sonatas by Mozart, Schumann, Brahms and Grieg and rock music in concerts with Dirk Zöllner. His recordings include various violin concertos, orchestral works by Johann Strauß, Mozart’s sonatas for piano and violin and works by Paganini for violin and guitar. Following the example of the legendary Vienna concertmaster Willi Boskovsky, he has conducted numerous New Year’s concerts with the Dresden Philharmonic and the Chemnitz Robert-Schumann-Philharmonic. As first violinist he regularly performs with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of principle conductor Mark Janowski. The concert series “Dresdner Abende” (Dresden Evenings) in the Deutsche Hygiene Museum in Dresden, which Wolfgang Hentrich conceived, came into being as a joint project with the Dresden Philharmonic Chamber Orchestera in 2012. Together with musically enthusiastic amateurs, he founded the Fördervereinsorchester der Dresdner Philharmonie. Wolfgang Hentrich is a professor for violin at the “Carl Maria von Weber” College of Music in Dresden and especially enjoys dedicating himself to special programmes for children. Since August 2013, he has been the principle conductor of the Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie.
Young Spirit of Serenades
by Bruch, Kilar, Mozart and Tchaikovsky
Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie - Wolfgang Hentrich, Conductor