Stephan Lutermann | artistic director
Stephan Lutermann was born in Osnabrück/Germany and studied organ, church music and choral conducting in Salzburg and Cologne. As a much sought-after soloist, Lutermann regularly performs in Europe, North and South America, and Africa as an organist and pianist at major festivals and concert series. As a chamber music partner he complements his repertoire and field of activity.
Various CD recordings as well as radio and television recordings reflect his wide-ranging repertoire and intensive engagement with questions of historical performance practice. As a conductor, Lutermann delights audiences on stages at home and abroad with his various choirs. Prizes at international competitions testify to the high quality of his choral work. Invitations as a speaker and juror round off his activities. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
In 2010, Lutermann initiated the 1st European Children's and Youth Choir Meeting "Sing We And Chant It", which with its affiliated symposium on the topic of "Tendencies and Developments of the Children's Voice" promoted the choral work of the next generation. The promotion of the young generation extends further to various cooperation projects with the Goethe Institute in Ghana and Burkina Faso.
Lutermann works as Church musician at the St. Matthäus church in Mellewhere he plays and organizes concerts around the historic Klausing organ from 1713, restored by Hendrik Ahrend. In addition, he is a lecturer for choral conducting at the Osnabrück University and director of the multiple award-winning chamber choir Vokalconsort Osnabrück.
In recent years, Lutermann, together with choreographer Lars Scheibner, has been intensively engaged in the scenic realization of choral works. In particular, their work with the St. John Passion by J. S. Bach and the German Requiem by Johannes Brahms have received widespread attention and enthusiasm. The foundation of the European top ensemble CHOREOS in 2016 is ultimately the logical continuation of this innovative work. It is the first ensemble of its kind in the world.