Wolfgang Kluge

Wolgang W. Kluge started his piano studies in the Benkstein Class at the Leipzig Academy of Music and Theatre in 1987, which he went on to complete with a Diplom in Music Teaching (piano) in 1991. He then started his postgraduate studies in conducting with Prof. G. Blumhagen, from 1992 onwards with Prof. V. Rohde, and in accompaniment with Prof. H.-G. Kluge. During his studies, he collaborated with numerous orchestras and was a solo répétiteur at the opera houses in Leipzig and Halle.

From 1994 to 1996, Wolfang Kluge worked as solo répétiteur at the opera house in Halle. Ever since the beginning of the season 1996/97, he has been Kapellmeister and Head of Opera Studies at the Anhaltisches Theater Dessau. Here, he has directed productions such as “Andrea Chenier", "La Bohème", "Tosca", “The Marriage of Figaro", "Don Giovanni", "Les Misérables", "Coppélia", “The Nutcracker", "Il Campiello", "Der Bettelstudent", "Lakmé", "Esclarmonde", “Joan of Arc", "Il Trovatore", "Romeo and Juliet", "West Side Story", “Hansel und Gretel", "Die Zirkusprinzessin", "Sugar", as well as school, children’s and youth concerts.

Furthermore, Wolfgang W. Kluge’s extensive range of roles stretches from Lied accompaniment, to composer and chamber music pianist, and he also works as a lecturer at the Leipzig and Rostock universities of music and theatre in the subjects musical score, vocal accompaniment, operatic role studies and conducting. Wolfgang Kluge was a lecturer and accompanist at the Young Artists Festival Bayreuth from 2011 to 2015.