Hans Kretz
conductor, pianist, researcher

Biography



After completing his diploma at the Musikhochschule of Basel, where he studied piano with Laszlo Gyimesi and contemporary chamber music with Christian Dierstein and Marcus Weiss, he continued on to study orchestral conducting at the Musikhochschule of Freiburg under the supervision of Scott Sandmeier and Massimiliano Matesic. 


From 2006 to 2008, he was the assistant of Pierre-Alain Volondat for his piano class at the Conservatoire de Montmorency, and from 2010-2012 he was engaged as a vocal coach by the Musikhochschule of Nuremberg. In 2012, he took up a position at the Theater Bremen, working as a musical assistant and accompanist as well as performing in the orchestra. He has also been engaged as a musical assistant and accompanist by other institutions, including the Stadttheater Lindau and the Opernschule of the Musikhochschule of Freiburg. Since 2010, he has directed the contemporary music ensemble program at the École Supérieure de Musique Bourgogne-Franche-Comté/Dijon.


His conducting engagements include the Philharmonic Orchestra Kharkov (Ukraine), Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Junge Kammerphilarmonie Freiburg, North Bohemian Philarmonic (Teplice), Sofia Festival Orchestra, Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester (Mannheim), Philharmonic Orchestra Reutlingen, and the Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester (Pforzheim). He continues to perform as a soloist and chamber musician, in festivals such as Premiers Gestes (Paris) and unounoprima (Parma), with ensembles such as the Ensemble InterContemporain (as a supplementary musician) and Les Dyonisiens, an ensemble he founded in 2014.


He holds a Masters in Musicology and a Masters in Philosophy, both from the Université Paris 8, and is currently completing a PhD in Philosophy at the Université Paris 8 while also pursuing a PhD in Music at the University of Leeds. He has been a participant as well as a moderator for international symposia and conferences in both Music and Philosophy, and his articles have appeared in publications by Éditions Hermann and L'Harmattan. He is co-editor with Sebastiàn Agudelo of the forthcoming Cahiers Critiques de Philosophies volume dedicated to Jacques Poulain.

Conducting Baltimore Chamber Orchestra

Beethoven 7th Symphonie 

2nd movement 


Baltimore Chamber Orchestra

2013

Beethoven 7th Symphonie 

2nd movement 


Baltimore Chamber Orchestra

2013

Contemporary music performances as a pianist

Patricia Alessandrini  - Trio d'après Schoenberg


Performance by les Dyonisiens at the Sonorities Festival, 2015


Patricia Alessandrini Étude No 1 (2002)

Recording made in the studios of the Sonic Arts Research Centre, 2011