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Marcel Wengler

composer , conductor

Marcel Wengler is a Luxembourg composer and conductor. He also plays the guitar and the mandolin. Wengler has composed around 80 works, including symphonies and concertos as well as stage, chamber and ballet music. His compositional style was initially influenced by Beethoven and Mahler and later by Karl Amadeus Hartmann and Hans Werner Henze.

Education

Wengler's mentors during his conducting studies were Igor Markevitch and Sergiu Celibidache.

Career

As a conductor, Wengler has worked across Europe with variety of radio companies, recording over a hundred works. With the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, he recorded a series of CDs covering works by Luxembourg composers.

Achievements

  • Marcel Wengler is the President of the Luxembourg Society for Contemporary Music (LSCM), where he has done much to promote Luxembourg composers who would otherwise have little chance of having their music performed in their native country. Within the framework of LSCM, the Luxembourg Sinfonietta ensemble was founded in 1999.

    Since 2000, he has been director of the Luxembourg Music Information Centre which publishes catalogues of Luxembourg compositions and participates in building up an international databank of new works.