Wolfgang Michel is considered an "insider's tip" among the conductors of his generation.
On the basis of winning several orchestra competitions, Mr. Michel was able to gather experience in the great symphonic repertoire with orchestras in Poland, Czech, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Romania.
Among the high points of this experience would have to be named Bruckner's 7th Symphony in Walbrzych and Lublin/Poland and Bruckner's 3rd, 4th and 6th Symphonies in Czech and Romania, various Wagner programs in Poland, the opening of the 200th Season for the State Opera in Odessa with Rigoletto and the Verdi Requiem im Konzerthaus Berlin.
The musicians as well as the managements of the various orchestras, with which Mr. Michel has worked, have praised his clear, open and passionate way of working and his ability to achieve unimaginable results with each respective group.
Wolfgang Michel began his musical training with violin lessons with his mother, and then changed to classical guitar. He studied guitar in Basel with Konrad Ragossnig, in Hartford/USA with Oscar Ghiglia and participated in Master classes in Geneva with Andrés Segovia, from whom he also received private lessons in Frankfurt.
His passion for conducting began to develop in the USA. He studied with Vytautas Marijosius and Kurt Klippstatter, continuing his studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg with Günther Wich and with Michael Gielen at the "Mozarteum" in Salzburg.
It is also fascinating to see how this gifted musician conquers the concert halls and hearts of the listening public.