Principal conductor and music director of the Solistes Européens Luxembourg, German-born Christoph König (also spelled Koenig) has been active with an unusually wide variety of ensembles in Europe, the U.S., and South America. König was born in Dresden, then in East Germany, in 1968. When he was nine, he won a place in the prestigious Dresden Kreuzchor boys' choir. Studying orchestral conducting at the Carl Maria von Weber Conservatory in Dresden from 1988 to 1993, he began to find conducting posts soon after graduating. In the 1990s, he was Kapellmeister at the Wuppertal-Gelsenkirchen Opera House, and in 2001 he became First Kapellmeisters at Opera Bonn and the associated Beethovenhalle Orchestra. König was named chief conductor of the Malmö Symphony Orchestra in Sweden in 2003, and in 2008 he moved to Brazil to take the same post ...
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