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Michael Schönheit (Conductor, Organ)

Born: Germany

The German conductor, Michael Schönheit, studied conducting, piano and organ at the "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" Conservatory in Leipzig from 1978 to 1985.

In 1986 Michael Schönheit became Gewandhaus organist and a member of the Bach orchestra (harpsichordist) in 1986. He has won the City of Gera art prize and the City of Leipzig critics' prize. He has served on the juries of many national and international competitions. Since 1994 he has been artistic director of the Merseburg Organ Festival. He has given concerts in Europe, the USA and japan. Since 1995 he has collaborated with the Chursüchsische Capelle of Leipzig and the Collegium Vocale Leipzig.

Michael Schönheit has a teaching assignment at the Berlin Church Music School in Spandau and at the Meistersinger-Konservatorium in Nürnberg.

Michael Schönheit has recorded for radio, TV and commercial release.

 

Source: Liner notes to the CD ‘Konzert in Weissenfels’ conducted by Michael Schönheit (Ars Musici, 1997)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (November 2003)

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