30. September 2017

Deutscher Dirigentenpreis 2017

Dominik Beykirch hat den mit 10.000 Euro dotierten 2. Preis beim »Deutschen Dirigentenpreis 2017« erhalten.

Mehr als 80 junge Dirigentinnen und Dirigenten aus aller Welt hatten sich um die Teilnahme an dem Wettbewerb beworben, den der Deutsche Musikrat in Partnerschaft mit der Kölner Philharmonie, der Oper Köln, dem Gürzenich-Orchester Köln und dem WDR Sinfonieorchester veranstaltet hat. 12 KandidatInnen aus acht Ländern stellten Ende September in der Kölner Philharmonie vor einer namhaft besetzten Jury ihr Können in den Gattungen Oper und Konzert unter Beweis. Die drei Finalisten erhalten neben den Preisgeldern diverse Konzertengagements bei verschiedenen Orchestern.

21. April 2017

“Bärenreiter Urtext Prize” goes to Dominik Beykirch

As part of the closing concert of the Dirigentenforum, Dominik Beykirch, Mihhail Gerts and Hermes Helfricht were awarded the publishing house Bärenreiter’s advancement awards with a total value of 1200 Euro. Bärenreiter has cooperated with the German Music Council’s (Deutscher Musikrat) Dirigentenforum to support the promotion of young conductors since many years. Especially successful candidates that were supported by the German Music Council in their musical development for four years receive the “Bärenreiter Urtext Prize”. The award ceremony took place within the closing concert of the Dirigentenforum with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra on April 13.

20. March 2017

“Grimme Award” for “Dead Man Working”


The economic thriller “Dead Man Working” (HR/ARD Degeto) was awarded the 53rd “Grimme Award” 2017 in the category fiction – its music was contributed by the Frankfurt Radio Symphony (hr-Sinfonieorchester) conducted by Dominik Beykirch. The local broadcaster hr-Fernsehen shows the banker drama again on Saturday, April 1st 2017 at 9.40 pm.

01. October 2016

Dominik Beykirch awarded the Rudolf Bräuer Grant

On 1st October 2016 the German National Theatre together with the Staatskapelle Halle and various friends and patrons awarded Dominik Beykirch the Rudolf Bräuer Grant in recognition of his “exceptional artistic achievements”. The grant of € 2,000 has been awarded by the Bräuer family since 2006 to young artists at the National Theatre in the field of music theatre “in remembrance of the theatre’s former music director, who was a major force in Weimar’s theatres and the city’s musical life, and who was committed to fostering the next generation of musicians.”

Website of the National Theatre in Weimar

01. September 2016

“… like the tossing sea” now online!

You can now hear the composition for ensemble “… like the tossing sea” by Alex Vaughan online. The premiere of this work, which was inspired by paintings from the cycle “Riot – 50 Pictures of the World” by Albrecht Gehse, was conducted by Dominik Beykirch in January 2016.

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Dominik Beykirch received his musical education at the music school “Schloss Belvedere” and the Franz Liszt College of Music in Weimar, where he attended the conducting classes of Prof. Nicolás Pasquet, Prof. Gunter Kahlert and Martin Hoff. At the same time he participated in numerous masterclasses, for example by Bernard Haitink, Colin Metters, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Ton Koopman. He has conducted the Staatskapelle Weimar, the Hessische Radio Symphony Orchestra, the MDR and SWR Radio Orchestras, the Dresden Philharmonic, the Duisburg Philharmonic, the Jena Philharmonic, the Bergische Symphonic Orchestra, the New Philharmonic of Westfalen, the Philharmonic of Südwestfalen and the Folkwang Chamber Orchestra of Essen. Furthermore, he conducted the premiere of Ludger Vollmer’s children’s opera “Schillers Räuber”. Since 2010 he has been an instructor in choral symphonic music for the Werkgemeinschaft Musik e.V. In the 2013/14 season he held the Hermann Hildebrandt Scholarship, which gave him the opportunity to assist conductor Michael Sanderling in his work with the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra.

Since the 2015/16 season Dominik Beykirch has been 2nd Kapellmeister at the German National Theatre in Weimar. There he has worked on new productions of “Die Fledermaus” and “My Fair Lady” and has directed the premiere of George Alexander Albrecht’s fairy-tale opera “Die Schneekönigin”. Recently he has conducted Rossini’s “L'Italiana in Algeri” in the staging by Tobias Kratzer.

Dominik Beykirch holds a scholarship from the CONDUCTORS’ FORUM, run by the German Music Council, and since the beginning of the current season 2016/17 his name has been included on the list of “Tomorrow’s Maestros”. In January 2015 he won the 6th German College Competition for Orchestral Conducting and was awarded a grant from music publishers Breitkopf & Härtel as well as the Ernst von Schuch Prize. In October 2016 he received the Rudolf Bräuer Grant for “exceptional artistic achievements”.

November 2016


“(Beykirch)” drives the music into a kind of hysteria while managing to hold things together in these grotesque finales, which are so fast and yet so secure, both in the orchestra’s playing as well as from all the singers […].”

Uwe Friedrich in „Fazit“
Deutschlandradio Kultur
15th October 2016

“Whether Rossini chooses a daring harmonic progression to achieve his desired effect or something unashamedly banal, Beykirch always has his eye on the ball. He has studied every change of mood, elegantly prepares the transitions, and underlines them with diverse colours and perceptive details from the orchestra. While relishing this music, he never forgets that Italian opera of this era is also always a vehicle for the singers.”

Uwe Friedrich
December 2016

“One could hear the Staatskapelle Weimar’s enjoyment of this score under the excellent direction of their second Kapellmeister, Dominik Beykirch.”

Frauke Adrians
January 2016

“In his first opera, the young Kapellmeister Dominik Beykirch did a brilliant job in all respects, enabling the Staatskapelle Weimar to bridge the gap between stage and orchestra pit to achieve fantastic joint music-making. Beykirch certainly has a firm grasp of tempi and tonal relations, and is a real team player.”

Roland H. Dippel
Die Deutsche Bühne
16th October 2016

“Credit is due to the evening’s second debut performer, the conductor Dominik Beykirch, for the HR-Symphony Orchestra’s muted yet finely nuanced accompaniment of the cellist […] His directions are highly precise yet pleasantly supple. One understands exactly his intentions regarding orchestral tone. The opening performance of Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella Suite” was a stunning interpretation, combining rhythmical delicacy with virtuosic ease and distinctive colouring.”

Michael Dellith
Frankfurter Neue Presse
19th November 2016


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