Azis Sadikovic
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The Austrian conductor is the winner of the 1st prize and the Caixa-General special prize at the Concurso Jovens Maestros 2013. Furthermore he is the winner of the 2nd prize at the Solti International Conducting Competition 2017 in Hungary and the winner of the 3rd prize and the bronze baton at the renowned Fitelberg International Conducting Competition 2012.

He conducted the Wiener Kammerorchester, the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, the Danish National Radio Orchestra, the Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen, the Jyväskylä Sinfonia Finlandia, the Óbudai Danubia Orchestra, the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, the Filharmonia Slaska, the Philharmonie Jena, the Kärntner Symphonieorchester, the Innviertler Symphonie Orchester, the Wiener Akademische Philharmonie, the Croatian Chamber Orchestra, the Philharmonie Zielonogórskiej, the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt/Oder, the Slovak Philharmonic, the Symphony Orchestra Niš, the Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra New York, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Symphony Orchestra and the Prague National Theatre Orchestra. From 2007 to 2012 he was chief conductor of the Akademisches Symphonie Orchester Wien and he founded his own orchestra in 2007, the Ensemble Wien Klang. In 2019 he will conduct the Györ Philharmonic Orchestra and the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra.

A large operatic repertoire – stretching from Gluck’s Orfeo et Eurydice to Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Beethoven’s Fidelio to Wagner’s Tannhäuser – Azis Sadikovic has been working for, also at Nationaltheatre in Prague, Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg, Staatstheater Darmstadt and Stadttheater Klagenfurt. He has worked with directors such as Keith Warner and Katharina Wagner. Furthermore in 2015 he assisted at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma at Henze’s The Bassarids. In 2013, he last conducted a prominently casted production of Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos at Palais Schönburg Vienna and, in 2011, the first staging of Polgar’s Das Budapest Verhör at Theater am Nestroyhof, Vienna. 2018 he made his debut at the Bayreuther Festspiele on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the children’s opera with a specially designed version of the “Ring des Nibelungen”. As part of this project he will conduct “Die Meistersinger” in 2019.

Azis Sadikovic worked together with numerous members of the Wiener Philharmoniker and Berliner Philharmoniker. He performed with soloists such as Jonas Kaufmann, Julian Rachlin, Andreas Schager, Elena Maximova, Bo Skovhus, René Pape, Hila Fahima, Kristin Lewis, Natalia Ushakova, Florian Boesch, Mojca Erdmann und Tomasz Konieczny.

The young conductor shows great interest in contemporary music. He performed at the Festival Voix Nouvelles in Royaumont/France and had concerts with the specialised Ensemble Linea/Strasbourg and the Namascae Lemanic Modern Ensemble/Switzerland. Azis Sadikovic is also active in music mediation projects. A tour with the Tonkünstler Orchestra in spring 2019 will take him through Lower Austria and the collaboration with the Deutschen Radio Philharmonie in January 2020 to Saarbrücken/Kaiserslauten.

Born in Vienna in 1983, Azis Sadikovic studied conducting with Georg Mark and violin with Werner Hink (concert master of the Wiener Philharmoniker) at the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität where he graduated with distinction in 2008. Furthermore he attended masterclasses with Daniel Barenboim, Gustavo Dudamel, Peter Eötvös, Yakov Kreizberg, Colin Metters, Kurt Masur, Günter Neuhold and Nicolàs Pasquet and worked with personalities like Christopher Ventris, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Julia Fischer, Bobby McFerrin and Pavel Vernikov.

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