Biography

Gregor A. Mayrhofer is currently assistant of Sir Simon Rattle at the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and part of the Karajan Academy. He graduated from Juilliard School in 2017 after having studied orchestral conducting with Alan Gilbert. He also studied in Munich, Paris and Düsseldorf. Further teachers who have influenced him include Bernhard Haitink, Fabio Luisi, Peter Eötvös and Rüdiger Bohn.

He was appointed assistant conductor of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris in 2015 and conducted his debut in the Paris Philharmony in 2016 and in the Cologne Philharmony in 2017.
Mr. Mayrhofer has worked with many international orchestras and ensembles, including the SWR Symphonieorchester, Romanian State Philharmony, North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble Modern Akademie and the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, both as a conductor and composer. He felt very honored to be invited to accept the position of interim director of the Opera Mauritius Festival for its 2013 season. His conducting programs have championed gifted young composers and included premieres of many new works.


Mr. Mayrhofer has been commissioned as a composer by the Bayerische Staatsoper München

(guest performances at the Lucerne Festival 2014), Bayerischer Rundfunk, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunk, Münchner Biennale, Opera Mauritius, Tiroler Festspiele Erl and Siemens Arts Forum, Ensemble Intercontemporain and the Scharoun Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic.


In addition to conducting and composition, Mr. Mayrhofer has been active as a pianist. His appearances in all three capacities have taken him to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Hungary, Mauritius and the U.S.A. Prior to coming to the Juilliard School, his studies were at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (Jan Müller-Wieland), the CNSM de Paris (Frederic Durieux), and the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule Düsseldorf (Manfred Trojahn), and included composition, conducting, piano, music theory. He has also enjoyed private studies in jazz piano, violin, organ and clarinet.


He received the Charles Schiff Conducting Award and supported by the „Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes “, Goethe Institut Kiev, Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now, Bruno Walter Memorial Scholarship

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