Katharina Wincor © Andrej Grilc

Katharina Wincor

Austrian conductor Katharina Wincor is a permanent fixture on the podium and has quickly gained an international reputation. In the 2023/24 season, she will return to the Frankfurt Museum Orchestra, the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Reflektor and the Orquesta Filarmónica de la UNAM in Mexico. She has worked closely with the Tiroler Sinfonieorchester Innsbruck and the Tiroler Landestheater on several symphonic projects as well as her first conducting of Puccini's "La Bohème". Her future debuts include concerts with the WDR Symphony Orchestra, the Darmstadt State Orchestra, the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic, the Tucson Symphony, the Sarasota Orchestra, the Queensland Symphony and the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra.

Recent highlights include guest engagements with ensembles such as the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Bruckner Orchester Linz, the Graz Philharmonic, the Seattle Symphony, the Detroit Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, the Naples Philharmonic, the North Carolina Symphony and the Utah Symphony. Katharina Wincor's early experience with the Arnold Schoenberg Choir in Vienna makes working with singers a matter of course for her. In 2022, she conducted Bernstein's "Candide" at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's May Festival as well as a children's opera at the Salzburg Festival, and in 2023 an opera production at the Salzburg State Theatre.
Katharina Wincor attracted international attention as Assistant Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, where she worked with Music Director Fabio Luisi from 2019. In 2020, she was a prizewinner at the Mahler Competition in Bamberg and was invited to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's Ammodo Masterclass with Iván Fischer, who subsequently engaged her as an assistant for several projects with the Budapest Festival Orchestra.
Katharina Wincor, who grew up in Upper Austria, studied conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and at the Zurich University of the Arts. She has taken part in masterclasses with Riccardo Muti, Jaap van Zweden, Robert Spano and David Zinman.