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Jendrik Springer

Jendrik Springer was born in Göttingen, studied piano with Prof. Karl-Heinz Kämmerling and conducting with Prof. Lutz Köhler. Even during his studies, he began to build a large repertoire as a Lieder accompanist. As a pianist, he has won prizes at numerous competitions – one demonstration of his particular gift for sight-reading was his 1st prize in the 1995 Karl-Bergemann Sight-Reading Competition in Hannover.

Today, Jendrik Springer works as an assistant to renowned conductors, including Christian Thielemann (most recently Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Vienna State Opera, Ariadne auf Naxos at the Semperoper, Dresden, Lohengrin and Tristan und Isolde at the Bayreuth Festival), Philippe Jordan (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg, Don Carlos at the Opéra National de Paris), Sir Simon Rattle (Parsifal at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, The Ring of the Nibelungs at the Vienna State Opera), Kirill Petrenko, Franz Welser-Möst and Yannick Nézet-Séguin as well as at houses such as the Opéra National de Paris, Semperoper Dresden, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden or at the Bayreuth Festival. At the Vienna State Opera, where he has already worked in various positions since 2002, Jendrik Springer has been engaged as musical assistant to the musical director Philippe Jordan since September 2020.

As an internationally sought-after chamber music pianist and Lieder accompanist, he is the partner of violinist Janine Jansen and performs regularly with singers such as Marlis Petersen, Janina Baechle, Ricarda Merbeth and Adrian Eröd. Joint concerts have taken him to the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Salzburg Festival, Wigmore Hall London, Tonhalle Zurich, New York's Carnegie Hall, the Munich Opera Festival and Tokyo, where for example he accompanied Klaus Florian Vogt in Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin. In 2019 he made his debut in the Wiener Musikverein’s Brahms Saal with Krassimira Stoyanova, who he has worked with for years and on the occasion of a festival concert at the Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth, a celebrated demonstration of his versatility: he appeared as the soloist with Liszt’s Wagner transcriptions, as the accompanist to Camilla Nylund, and as the conductor of Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with Daniel Schmutzhard and members of the Bayreuth Festival orchestra. Furthermore, he appeared on TV in an ORFIII live broadcast from the Grosser Sendesaal at the RadioKulturhaus, in which among other pieces he accompanied Anna Netrebko and Valentina Nafornita in Rachmaninov songs. His CD released in 2012 with Marlis Petersen on the harmonia mundi label Goethe-Lieder – »Das Ewig-Weibliche« was awarded the Diapason d’Or and the Deutsche Schallplattenkritik prize. The album Songs of the Night with baritone Christian Miedl was released by Capriccio.

At the Vienna State Opera, Jendrik Springer has conducted numerous children's opera productions as well as Swan Lake, Giselle, Die Jahreszeiten and Im siebten Himmel for the Vienna State Ballet, among others.