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 in 2017/18 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 returning to the Sunflower Music Festival in Kansas. She was a member of the jury for the prestigious Besançon Competition for Young Conductors 2017, und will be active in the same capacity in 2019. Future projects include concerts with the Slovenian Radio Orchestra, courses with the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, a festival of contemporary music with Ensemble United Berlin, and concerts in Spain, Mexico, China and with the orchestra of the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles.
Film Music Recordings in Berlin
23rd February 2019, 5pm
Concert Hall, University of the Arts Berlin
Elgar: Serenade for Strings
Mendelssohn: String Symphony No. 1
Julius Stern Institute Chamber Orchestra
2nd March 2019, 7.45pm
St. George’s, Bristol
Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila
Dvorak: Cello Concerto
– Soloist: Guy Johnston
Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra
9th March 2019, 8pm
Sala Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico City
Brahms: Double Concerto
Schumann: Symphony No. 1