"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 force on the podium and quickly establishing an international reputation.
In 2023/24, she returns to Museumsorchester Frankfurt, Dresdner Philharmonie, Cincinnati Symphony, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Reflektor, and OFUNAM. She continues a close relationship with the Tiroler Sinfonieorchester Innsbruck and the Tiroler Landestheater with several symphonic projects as well as her debut of Puccini's La bohème. Further orchestral debuts include WDR Sinfonieorchester, Staatsorchester Darmstadt, NFM Wrocław Philharmonic, Tucson Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra, Queensland Symphony, and Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra.
Recent highlights include guest engagements with ensembles such as Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Grazer Philharmoniker, Seattle Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Naples Philharmonic, North Carolina Symphony, and Utah Symphony. Wincor’s early experiences with the Arnold Schoenberg Choir in Vienna makes working with singers come naturally. Since leading Bernstein’s Candide at the Cincinnati Symphony’s May Festival in 2022, she has conducted a production at the Salzburger Landestheater and a childen’s opera at the Salzburg Festival.
Wincor attracted international attention as Assistant Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, working with Music Director Fabio Luisi. In 2020, she was a prize-winner at the Mahler Competition in Bamberg and invited to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s Ammodo masterclass with Iván Fischer, who subsequently brought her on as an assistant for several projects with the Budapest Festival Orchestra.
Having grown up in Upper Austria, Wincor studied conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and the Zurich University of the Arts. She has participated in masterclasses with Riccardo Muti, Jaap van Zweden, Robert Spano, and David Zinman.