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conductor , Music director

Ralf Weikert, conductor, music director. Recipient Nicolai-Malco prize Danish Radio, 1965, Mozart-Interpretation prize Austrian Government, 1966, Doctor Karl-Böhm prize Austrian Minister Education, 1975.

Background

Weikert, Ralf was born on November 10, 1940 in St. Florian, Austria. Son of Fritz W. and Sigrid (Girgensohn) Weikert.

Education

Conductor's diploma, Academy Music, Vienna, 1963.

Career

Coach, conductor, Landestheater, Salzburg, Austria, 1963-1966; director music, Theater der Stadt, Bonn, Germany, 1966-1977; conductor, Salzburg Festival, Europe, Japan, since 1971; conductor, Vienna State Opera, since 1975; conductor, Munich State Opera, Berlin State Opera, since 1975; conductor, Munich State Opera, since 1981; conductor, Metropolitan Opera, New York City, since 1987; deputy general music director, Frankfurt (Germany) Opera, 1977-1981; director music, Mozarteum Orchester and Theatre, Salzburg, 1981-1984; director music, Opernhaus Zürich, 1983-1992.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: literature, tennis.

Connections

Married Heidi Weikert, September 14, 1963. Children: Sascha, Christian.

father:
Fritz W. Weikert

mother:
Sigrid (Girgensohn) Weikert

spouse:
Heidi Weikert

child:
Christian Weikert

child:
Sascha Weikert