"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 her critically acclaimed Dallas Symphony Orchestra subscription debut in 2021, performing works by Mendelssohn, Schubert, and Anna Clyne. Recent and upcoming appearances include the Grafenegg and Gstaad festivals, as well as debuts with Bruckner Orchester Linz, Phoenix Symphony, and the Amarillo Symphony. At the invitation of Laurence Equilbey, Wincor will serve as the chorus master for two performances of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the orchestra of the Opéra de Rouen Normandie.
Wincor received third prize at the 2020 Mahler Competition. Her participation in masterclasses and competitions has allowed her to work with world renowned orchestras, such as Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Bamberger Symphony, and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. She was one of just four conductors invited by Iván Fischer for a masterclass with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and subsequently was engaged as his assistant conductor for special projects with the Budapest Festival Orchestra. Other mentors include Fabio Luisi, Riccardo Muti, and David Zinman.
At the 2017 Gstaad Menuhin Festival, Katharina received the prestigious Neeme Järvi Prize.