2021 and others nominated as "Conductor of the Year" for the OPUS KLASSIK, FABIAN ENDERS has aroused growing interest among audiences and the specialist press for several years. Several rediscoveries of forgotten symphonic and choral symphonic works are due to his commitment. His repertoire includes operas, symphonies and vocal symphonies of the 18th-21st. Century unknown works of early music. One focus of his work is in the field of historically informed performance practice as artistic director of the Sturm und Drang Orchestra.
Concerts and recordings under his direction are repeatedly praised by the press as "highly impressive" and "moving" "suggestive" "with never-ending energy and depth of feeling" of "dramatic creative power" and "subtle interpretation" (FONO FORUM, Leipziger Volkszeitung, etc.) . Since 2019, several recordings under his direction have been nominated for the OPUS KLASSIK in the categories "World Premiere Recording of the Year" and "Choral Work Recording of the Year".
In April 2021 he was awarded the title of Music Director. With the Sturm und Drang Orchestra, he works on seldom played symphonies of the early classical period on the basis of historical sources. After graduating from high school, Enders studied at the Berlin Handel High School in Leipzig (orchestral conducting, including Prof. Christian Kluttig) and Halle (church music A, including Matthias Jacob) and successfully completed his diploma as a conductor and master (church music). At the International Mendelssohn Academy and at the Summer Academy Mozarteum Salzburg, he perfected his studies in orchestral conducting (master student of Kurt Masur and Peter Gülke) and song interpretation (master student of Peter Schreier). The close and long-term cooperation with Peter Schreier, whose last recording they were able to realize together, had a particularly lasting impact on him.
During his studies he conducted the MDR Symphony Orchestra and the Jena Philharmonic several times. His first engagements took him to the Chemnitz Opera and the Erzgebirge Philharmonic, where he made his debut with Der Freischütz. With a performance of the cantata "O eternal fire, o origin of love" in the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, he took on the direction of the Saxon Chamber Choir and the Central German Virtuosos; later the Saxon Soloists' Association was added. Successful performances of the oratorios "Elias", "Paulus", "Christ the Risen One" and Bach's passions in the Thomaskirche in Leipzig marked the following years. Since 2017 he has often worked with the RIAS Chamber Choir, accompanying the ensemble as Chorus Master, e.g. to the Musikverein in Vienna and to the Mozart Week in Salzburg (CD recordings with works by Haydn and Mozart). Enders has conducted concerts with the Staatskapelle Halle, the Central German Chamber Orchestra, the Berlin Radio Choir, the Leipzig Symphony Orchestra, the Salzburg Chamber Soloists, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Staatstheater Cottbus, the Bachcollegium Stuttgart, the Odessa Chamber Philharmonic, the Neubrandenburg Philharmonic, the Halle Chamber Academy, the Leipzig Baroque Orchestra , the Monteverdi Choir Hamburg and others.
Assistantships and rehearsals have taken him in Vienna, Berlin, Salzburg and Dresden to orchestras and conductors such as Yutaka Sado (Tonkünstler Orchestra), Peter Schreier (Dresdner Kapellsolisten), Iván Fischer (Budapest Festival Orchestra), Robin Ticciati, René Jacobs, Gottfried von der Goltz (Freiburg Baroque Orchestra) and Helmuth Rilling. CD recordings of the conductor have been released by Rondeau Productions, querstand, harmonia mundi. Concert recordings and productions were broadcast by Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Österreich 1 (Ö 1), Radio France, Bayerischer Rundfunk, SWR2, Kulturradio vom rbb, NDR and others. broadcast by radio stations. Enders is a scholarship holder of the Bayreuth Festival, the Ansbach Bach Week and the International Summer Academy Mozarteum Salzburg and a member of the board of trustees of the Raphael Foundation.
ORCHESTER STURM UND DRANG
The STURM UND DRANG ORCHESTRA is a young ensemble that has developed on the basis of historically informed performance practice from a. turns to the rediscovery of forgotten music.
In collaboration with the conductor Fabian Enders (several OPUS-KLASSIK nominations, including "Conductor of the Year"), the musicians develop works that were created in the style of sensitivity and in the gallant style, in the epoch of Sturm und Drang, one Time in which a wealth of innovative and experimental music was created that needs to be rediscovered.
The members of the orchestra are a.o. Active in ensembles such as Les Musiciens du Louvre, La Folia Barockorchester, Lautten compagney Berlin and la festa musicale.
The focus of the artistic work is “eloquent music-making”, the understanding of music as sound speech in the plastic and dramatic sense. The ensemble plays instruments with a historical scale and using historical moods.
In 2021, works by Johann Gottlieb Graun and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach were juxtaposed with the early symphonies of W. A. Mozart. In addition, rediscovered music by Ernst Eichner was performed for the first time since it was created.