21st century portraits: CHRISTIAN JOST
Viviane Hagner, violin · Essener Philharmoniker · Christian Jost
I am always searching for the magical moment, which I can only achieve by complex and differentiated interconnections between structure, form and sound.
Christian Jost was born in Trier, received his training in Cologne and San Francisco and is one of the most sought after composers of his generation. His operas are included in the repertoire of European opera houses and his compositions for orchestra have been performed repeatedly around the globe. In 2003 he was awarded the advancement award by the Ernst-von-Siemens-Foundation and in 2009 his opera Hamlet was voted “Best First Performance of the Year” in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He was a “Composer in Residence” at the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, the Staatskapelle Weimar, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, the Komische Oper Berlin and the Opera Dortmund.