Emanuel Dantscher is a conductor and clarinetist. He completed his master's degree in orchestral conducting with Prof. Sebastian Tewinkel at the Hochschule für Musik Trossingen and his clarinet studies in the class of Prof. Sabine Meyer and Prof. Reiner Wehle at the Musikhochschule in Lübeck. Since September 2021 he is the artistic director of the Kammerphilharmonie Lübeck. 


As a conductor, he has worked with numerous orchestras such as the Stuttgart Philharmonic, the Southwest German Chamber Orchestra Pforzheim, the Georgian Chamber Orchestra Ingolstadt, the Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester in Mannheim, the Konsonanz Chamber Ensemble, the Budapest Symphony Orchestra and the Albanian Radio Television Symphony Orchestra in Tirana.


In search of new performance formats and forms, the first joint project in collaboration with the Konsonanz Chamber Ensemble #InsideMahler1 was awarded the "Concert of the Future" prize by the Hamburg Academy of Music in 2017. In addition, Emanuel Dantscher is conductor of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the City of Lübeck works regularly with the NRW State Youth Orchestra. In 2019 he was invited to Colombia as conductor of the International Music Festival Riseralda. 


As a clarinetist, he has received numerous prizes and awards, including at the German University Competition and as a DAAD prize winner. He has held grants from the Possehl and Live Music Now Foundations and has performed at festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and Daniel Hope, the International Orchestra Academy Teatro del Lago in Chile, and the Warsaw Autumn as a member of the European Workshop for Contemporary Music of the German Music Council. 


He is a member of the Leipzig ensemble "Tempus Konnex". The ensemble regularly gives concerts in Germany and abroad, including in China, Belgium and France, and is a guest at festivals such as the Impuls Festival für Neue Musik Sachsen-Anhalt and the Zentrum für Gegenwartsmusik in Leipzig. 

Emanuel Dantscher
Foto: Sebastian Tewinkel