Alert and attentive music-making is what conducting and music direction mean to Friederike Kienle. She brings fresh ideas and an open-minded attitude to making classical music. For her, an orchestra represents an opportunity to create a community and lasting memories, both artistic and interpersonal.
Friederike Kienle began her musical career as a cellist, performing concerts internationally. In 2012 during a ten-year period in Sapporo, Japan, she began studying orchestral conducting, initially with Prof Tatsuya Shimono in Tokyo. In Sapporo, she founded the Young Hokkaido Philharmony, with which she conducted, among other works, a cycle of all nine Beethoven symphonies. In 2018, she returned to Germany, completing her studies with a master’s degree at the State University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart in the class of Prof. Rasmus Baumann. She attended masterclasses with Kurt Masur, Roberto Rizzi Brignoli and Stefan Blunier.