Christopher Ward


Christopher Ward studied at Oxford University and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. He was Repetiteur Fellow at Scottish Opera and RSAMD, Glasgow, and worked at the International Opera Studio, Zürich, before becoming Kapellmeister and Répétiteur at Staatstheater Kassel in 2005. During this time, he also assisted Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic at the Aix-en-Provence and Salzburg Easter Festivals.

In 2009, Christopher became Kapellmeister and Assistant to Kent Nagano at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, and is currently 1st Kapellmeister at the Saarländisches Staatstheater

As guest conductor, he has directed performances at Staatsoper Hamburg, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Komische Oper Berlin, Salzburg Landestheater, Musiktheater im Revier, Staatstheater Mainz and Saatstheater Darmstadt, Slovak National Theatre Bratislava, Munich Opera Festival and Prague Spring International Music Festival.

He has also conducted concerts with the Cottbus Philharmonic, Neue Lausitz Philharmonic, Altenburg-Gera Philharmonic and Munich Youth Philharmonic orchestras.

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Short Profile

NameWard, Christopher
Date of Birth1980-03-18
Born inUnited Kingdom, Europe
Home LocationBerlin, Germany
Main languageEnglish
Additional languages German 
attended UniversitiesOxford University
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