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Niklas Willen

Chief Conductor

WDR

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WDR

Koeln, North Rhine-Westfalia,

Germany

Company Description

WDR in Cologne, with a broadcast center in Düsseldorf, eleven regional studios, and five regional offices concerns itself with dependable reporting on the current topics of interest in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Events of the day from around the worl...more

Background Information

Employment History

General Music Director

Volkstheater Rostock


Chief Conductor and General Music Director

North German Philharmonic Rostock


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Niklas Willen News

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Niklas Willén News
Niklas Willén, to become Chief Conductor of WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln (WDR Radio Orchestra Cologne) from September 2010. "Oh what a cracker this concert turned out to be; Niklas Willén, conducting a BSO on tip-top form, set enviable standards for the rest of the season ........ The Swedish conductor Niklas Willén has been appointed as Chief Conductor of the WDR Radio Orchestra Köln from Season 2010/11, beginning in September. This will be in addition to his duties as General Music Director of the Volkstheater Rostock and Chief Conductor of the North German Philharmonic Rostock , announced earlier this year. Born in Stockholm in 1961 where he studied conducting and composition at the city's Royal College of Music, Niklas Willén has created a loyal and much respected base in Scandinavia and the Nordic countries. He regularly conducts the major orchestras of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, in particular the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and Swedish Radio Symphony along with the major Swedish opera houses. Last season he made his debut with both the Philharmonic Orchestra of the National University of Mexico and the North German Philharmonic Orchestra (both with immediate re-invitations). Niklas Willén has strong, distinct affiliations to a range of repertoire that spans the classical, romantic and contemporary periods. In addition he has become a busy recording artist with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Royal Opera in Stockholm, Göteborgs Symphony Orchestra, Malmö Opera, and the Sønderjyllands Symphony Orchestra. "Willén is a superbly sympathetic partner, coaxing mischief from the orchestra to match Marshev at his cheekiest", "Stunning and superb." In his recording of the Nielsen Aladdin Suite, Pan & Syrinx, Helios Overture, Rob Barnett (www.musicweb-international.com) said "Willén's Nielsen is very adroitly paced ...... Willén's is a great performance ...... a classic Helios Overture), And in Volume 2 of Naxos' complete orchestral music by Alfvén, Willén received the following : "Listen as Niklas Willén teases the skittish polka (No. 6) from Alfvén's 'The Prodigal Son' ballet suite, or steers his players through the vehement fugue that rounds out his Symphony No. 2, and you'll appreciate why this release commands unreserved praise."). [Michael Jameson, www.classicstoday.com] Niklas Willén commented on his new position saying: "I am thrilled and honoured to become chief conductor of the WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln and to be part of one of Europe's most famous broadcasting organisations as it continues to develop its fine orchestra." Monika Piel, Intendantin des WDR, said: "In addition to his artistic qualities and experience Niklas Willén also brings a great interest in contemporary music. Niklas Willén, Cond. Swedish conductor Niklas Willén will become general music director of the Volkstheater Rostock and chief conductor of the North German Philharmonic Rostock from the 2009/10 season. Last year, the 48-year-old has already conducted the production of "Manon Lescaut" as well as several concert productions in Rostock. The Volkstheater's Intendant, Peter Leonard, says that Niklas Willén is his favourite for this position which has been vacant since 2007. Niklas Willén has held chief positions in Sweden and Denmark, and he was Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic. As a guest conductor he works regularly with orchestras in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Iceland, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the U.K. More than 20 CD recordings complete his artistic profile.


Niklas Willen - Conductor - Patrick Garvey Management, Classical Music Agent

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Niklas Willén - Conductor
Niklas Willén: Photo Michael Claxton Media "In Niklas Willén's interpretation of the paintings turned into music [Nielsen's 2nd Symphony] a transformation takes place from Nielsen's raw laughter to a feeling of human understanding. Willén shared the portraits of Nielsen's caricatures. Niklas Willén, the finest Swedish conductor of his generation, has held positions as Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Chief Conductor of the WDR Radio Orchestra Köln, General Music Director of the Volkstheater Rostock and Chief Conductor of the North German Philharmonic Rostock ("The North German Philharmonic, conducted by its chief conductor and General Music Director, Niklas Willén, played Mozart's score [The Marriage of Figaro] in a fresh and stylish way that was also gallant and always well phrased. Niklas Willén has toured Europe with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and Sønderjyllands Symphony Orchestra. His career is increasingly focussed on Germany and throughout the Nordic countries with many of its principal orchestras and opera houses that include the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, in Norrköping, Stavanger, Malmö, Trondheim, Iceland, Tallinn and Swedish Radio Choir alongside the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Flanders Philharmonic, OFUNAM in Mexico, Brabants Orkest and Noordhollands Philharmonisch, NWD Philharmonie, Augsburg, Jena and Gera in Germany as well as the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and Ulster Orchestra. The review from his debut with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra in May '11 read: "... he dazzled in Nielsen's Symphony No. 3 … with such deep conviction, freedom and joy it was as though it could have been at least Beethoven's Symphony No. 7" (Ruch Muzyczny) and range elsewhere from Germany: "Willén accentuated his great art and his intense musical interpretation of the Helios Overture and even more with Sibelius's second.


uk.gamespot.com

It will be lead by the new chief conductor of the WDR Radio Orchestra, Niklas Willen.


www.squareenixmusic.com

As for new faces, the concert will be directed by Swedish conductor Niklas Willén, who is the new chief conductor of the WDR Radio Orchestra.
It will be his first concert featuring video game music, and it is going to be a special treat; after all, Niklas Willén is a sound wizard and, at the same time, one of the biggest fans of video game music!


Artist News

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Niklas Willén (Cond.)


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