Sebastian Gottschick was born in 1959 in Düsseldorf. He studied conducting, composition and violin in Cologne, Berlin, Hamburg and in the Juilliard School in New York. Currently he performs as a conductor, violist and violinist, composes music and teaches.
In 1989, he became a member of the Oriol Berlin ensemble, and in 1993, he became its artistic director. In this role, he collaborated with Christian Tetzlaff, Andreas Stayer, Anner Bilsma, Christina Schäfer, Markus Stockhausen, Petra Mullejans and Bernhard Fork among others.
In 1994, he founded the Manon Quartett Berlin. From 1994–2003 he was the music director of the Neuen Opernbühne Berlin. He performed as a conductor at the Berliner Kammeroper, the Hans-Otto-Theater Potsdam, the Theater Basel, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice and the Teatro Sao Carlos in Lisbon. Since 2005, he has been the music director of the Wien/Berlin ensemble, which explores new forms of musical theater. He gave concerts with the ensembles Klangforum Wien, MusikFabrik, the Kammerakademie Potsdam, the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra as well as the Frankfurt, Warsaw, Berlin, Stuttgart und Munich radio orchestras.
He actively collaborates with the Ensemble für Neue Nusik Zürich, for which he wrote Partita (2008), compositions Whisper of Heavenly Death (2009) and Memento Mori (with Christoph Coburger, 2011).
Sebastian Gottschick teaches at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln.
Information for May 2019