Arne Willimczik (Accompanist)

Arne Willimczik is a highly articulate and intelligent musician with an infectious passion for music. He studied conducting at Hamburg University of Music and Theatre with Klauspeter Seibel and has a wide range of experience in the opera houses of Germany, including Hamburg, Cologne, Kassel, Regensburg, Freiburg, Darmstadt, Bremerhaven, to name just a few. His international experience includes working from the Opéra Nationale de Montpellier, the Miskolci Nemzeti Színház (Hungary) to Kaliningrad (Russia).

Arne has a repertoire of over thirty operas as conductor and about the same number more as assistant. His symphonic repertoire is an equally large and varied one, which he performed with many orchestras and ensembles all over Germany. Arne has a highly gifted approach to modern classical music and is more often offered to do world premieres.

During the last years he also became a coveted coach for opera singers, who want to study new roles and respectively as piano partner for Lieder recitals.
Currently, he is director of musical studies and Conductor at the Cologne opera.

1988-1994       Dirigierstudium an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg

bei Prof. Klauspeter Seibel, Klavier bei Prof. Brigitte Ahringsmann

1994                Solorepetitor und Kapellmeister am Stadttheater Bremerhaven

1998                Solorepetitor und Kapellmeister am Staatstheater Darmstadt

2001                Zweiter Kapellmeister am Staatstheater Kassel

2004                freie Tätigkeit, u.a. Gasttätigkeit am Staatstheater Wiesbaden,

der Opéra National de Montpellier, Sängercoaching

2006                2. Kapellmeister und Studienleiter am Theater Regensburg

  • Erster koordinierter Kapellmeister am Theater Regensburg

2014                Studienleiter an der Oper Köln