Michael Brandstaetter - Conductor

Musical theater and contemporary symphonic music define my work as a conductor. As Deputy Principal Conductor at Munich's Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, I conduct works of all styles and genres. Working with a wonderful team of artists, my goal for every night at the opera is to touch my audience with a moving combination of sound, poetry and theater.
As well as immersing myself in past works, I am increasingly focusing my artistic endeavors on contemporary symphonic music. Led by a spirit of curiosity, I explore the world of contemporary symphonic music, seeking out works that will touch orchestra and audience alike.
In nomus21, I have founded the world's first agency for new orchestral music. Through the agency, I present symphonic works from living composers with the aim of firmly embedding them in the contemporary concert repertoire – to help ensure a vibrant future for our orchestras.



seit 2012
München, Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz
Deputy Principal Conductor
2007 - 2012
Klagenfurt, Stadttheater
Deputy Principal Conductor
2000- 2007
Grazer Oper
Conductor and Vocal Coach


Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
Sinfonieorchester St. Gallen
Orchester der Volksoper Wien
Duisburger Philharmoniker
Recreation - Grosses Orchester Graz
Philharmonisches Orchester Erfurt
Grazer Philharmonisches Orchester


Konservatorium Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg
Ilya Musin, Alexander Pollischuk
Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Graz
Beat Furrer, Georg Friedrich Haas, Bernhard Lang, Arturo Tamayo, Wolfgang Bozic