Wolfgang Katschner lute, artistic leader


Originally a lute player, Wolfgang Katschner established lautten compagney Berlin in 1984, together with Hans-Werner Apel, in order to combine their skills as musicians and organisers with enthusiasm for the rediscovery of the world of early music. Wolfgang Katschner has been invited as guest conductor of orchestras at many operatic scenes all over Germany.


Between 2012 and 2016 he was artistic director of the “Winter in Schwetzingen” concert season in Heidelberg, in the current season he is scheduled to work with orchestras of the opera houses in Bonn, Oldenburg, Nuremberg and others. He also dedicates himself to the formation of the young generation of musicians and teaches, for example, at the music universities in Mainz and Weimar.