Catherine Larsen-Maguire was born in Manchester and is now based in Berlin. After ten years as principal bassoonist at the Komische Oper Berlin, where she also directed concerts and operatic performances, she began to concentrate exclusively on conducting in 2012.
Catherine Larsen-Maguire’s repertoire ranges from the baroque to the 21st century; she has a special interest in contemporary music and has directed the first performances of several works. She made her operatic debut at the Komische Oper in 2009, conducting the German premiere of Elisabeth Naske’s „Die Rote Zora“. The production was revived in 2011 and is available on DVD.
Highlights of the 2016/2017 season included debuts with the Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin, the Slovenian Radio Orchestra, Klangforum Wien, OFUNAM in Mexico City, the Yun Ensemble in South Korea and at the Buzzards Bay festival in Massachussetts, as well as a re-invitation to the Sunflower Music Festival in Kansas. She is a member of the jury for the prestigious Besançon Competition for Young Conductors 2017. Future projects include several concerts with the Slovenian Radio Orchestra, courses with the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, a festival of contemporary Iranian music with Ensemble United Berlin, and teaching and conducting concerts and the opera production (“La Bohème”) at the Femusc Festival in Brazil.
7th January 2018, 11am
Mendelssohn: String Symphony No. 10
Strauss: Oboe Concerto
– Soloist: Gabriel Pidoux
Strauss: Serenade, Op. 7
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 (Italian)
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra
14th – 27th January 2018
Femusc Festival, Brazil
Mahler: Symphony No. 4
Puccini: La Bohème