"Wincor’s conducting was both precise and evocative."
"Schubert’s symphonic charms were balm for the ears, especially given Wincor’s fine sense of structure and proportion. She coaxed exquisite delicacy when called for — the opening was magical ...."
Austrian conductor Katharina Wincor is a rising, charismatic talent.
She made a critically acclaimed Dallas Symphony Orchestra subscription debut in 2021, performing works by Mendelssohn, Schubert, and Anna Clyne, followed by appearances at the Grafenegg and Gstaad festivals. Recent and upcoming highlights include debuts and return invitations with the Bruckner Orchestra Linz, Dresden Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony at the May Festival in 2022 performing Bernstein’s Candide, Salzburg Festival, where she leads ten performances of the children’s opera Der Teufel mit den drei goldenen Haaren, Brevard Music Center Summer Festival, Deutsches Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Graz Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Naples Philharmonic and OFUNAM Mexico. At conductor Laurence Equilbey’s invitation, Wincor will served as the chorus master for two performances of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the orchestra of the Opéra de Rouen Normandie in March of 2022.
Her previous participation in masterclasses and competitions allowed her to work with world renowned orchestras— the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Bamberger Symphony, and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, among others. She was one of just four conductors invited by Iván Fischer to a masterclass with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and was subsequently engaged as his assistant conductor for special projects with the Budapest Festival Orchestra. Other mentors include Fabio Luisi, Riccardo Muti, and David Zinman. Katharina began studying conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. In 2018 she continued her studies at Zurich University, where she studied in the class of Johannes Schlaefli. At the 2017 Gstaad Menuhin Festival, Katharina received the prestigious Neeme Järvi Prize and was awarded third prize at the 2020 Mahler Competition.