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Susanne Blumenthal is one of the most versatile conductors of her generation.


Susanne Blumenthal performs with her ensemble MAM.manufaktur für aktuelle musik at numerous festivals such as Donaueschinger Musiktage, Darmstadt Ferienkurse, ECLAT, Acht Brücken Cologne, pgnm Festival Bremen, klub katarakt Hamburg, as well as the international Mixtur Festival Barcelona, ​​Festival de Música Contemporánea Oviedo, Society for Contemporary Music Seoul and in numerous Southeast Asian countries.


She has worked with composers such as Helmut Lachenmann, Hans Zender, Nicolaus A. Huber, Friedrich Cerha, Johannes Kalitzke, Mark Andre, Georges Aperghis, Simon Steen-Andersen, Beat Furrer, Oxana Omelchuk, Gordon Kampe, Ying Wang, Vito Zuraj and many others.


Susanne Blumenthal has enjoyed repeated engagements with Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Musikfabrik, Ruhr Piano Festival, Acht Brücken Cologne, Schauspiel Frankfurt, Münster Civic Theatre, Cologne Philharmonic, Bochum Symphony Orchestra, German National Radio and more.


She is the Artistic Director of the eos chamber orchestra, with whom she explores the boundaries between new and improvised music & jazz, and is a guest at numerous festivals such as the Moers Festival, Bonn Jazz Festival and the Monheim Triennale.


Having originally studied choral conducting, she has spent years directing numerous choirs, including the Bochum Philharmonic Choir.


She was a scholarship holder at the International Ensemble Modern Academy as well as the Bergische Symphony Orchestra.


Susanne Blumenthal was appointed Professor for Interpretation & Ensemble Practice New Music at the Cologne University of Music and Dance in 2021.