Martin Lehmann

Choral Conducting as a Calling

Martin Lehmann succeeded Karl-Friedrich Beringer in February 2012 as the conductor of the Windsbach Boys Choir. Lehmann, born in 1973, received his first musical training as a member of the Kreuzchor of Dresden, one of Germany’s oldest boys choirs. In 1995, he entered a foreign study program for musicology in South America, then returned to Dresden to study choral conducting with Professor Hans-Christoph Rademann at the Musikhochschule Carl-Maria von Weber. During this time, Martin Lehmann was a member, then assistant conductor, of the Dresdner Kammerchor, as well as founder and director of the chamber choir Cantamus Dresden. In 2000 he was the recipient of the Rudolf Mauersberger Scholarship, and completed his degree in 2001. Lehmann also worked as a teaching assistant conducting the choir of the Musikhochschule from 2000-2005. During this time he continued advanced study in Choral Conducting (Prof. Rademann) and Orchestral Conducting (GMD Georg Sandemann) at Dresden’s Musikhochschule. He completed this degree „with high honors“ in 2004.

From 2001-2005, Martin Lehmann directed the Schola Cantorum Leipzig, a children’s and girls’ choir of the city of Leipzig. From 2005-2011, he was the musical director of the boys Wuppertaler Kurrende. During this time, from 2008 to 2011, he also led the chamber choir amici del canto in Wuppertal.

Numerous prizes of choral competitions, collaboration with renowned orchestras (WDR BigBand, Dresdner Barockorchester), as well as CD, television, and radio recordings, document Martin Lehmann’s outstand.

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