Born in Stuttgart, Friederike Kienle lived in Sapporo, Japan, for 10 years (2007-2017), where she made her first breakthrough in her conducting career. The successful performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in Sapporo’s most renowned concert venue, the Kitara Concert Hall, brought her ambitious project of performing all Beethoven’s symphonies with the Young Hokkaido Philharmony, founded by herself, to a triumphant conclusion.
Friederike Kienle has appeared as the guest conductor of the Pazardjik Philharmony (Bulgaria) on several occasions, and has conducted the Danube Symphony Orchestra Budapest, the Festivalorchester “Suoni in estate” in Schilpario (Italy), the Haruka Orchestra, Sapporo (Japan), Ensemble Les Pommes², Sapporo, and the New Academy Choir, Sapporo.
Friederike Kienle has been the conductor of the “Passion Art Festival Sapporo” since 2013.
Friederike Kienle made her opera début in 2014 with a production of Verdi’s “La Traviata” at the Rousse State Opera, Bulgaria. She was then invited to the Sapporo Opera Festival, where she conducted both versions of “La Serva Padrona” by Pergolesi and Paisiello.
In 2015, she conducted “Tosca” at the Bourgas State Opera in Bulgaria, and in 2016 “La Scala di Seta” at the Kitara Concert Hall in Sapporo, with Spanish soprano Laura Alonso Padin in the title role of Giulia.