“Unbounded sonic diversity“
Mannheimer Morgen, 02.02.17
Walter Nußbaum studied church music and conducting.
Up to 1992 he was cantor at Johanneskirche Heidelberg, subsequently teaching choral and orchestral conducting at Hanover’s University of Music, Drama and Media until 2015. In 1992 he founded the SCHOLA HEIDELBERG and the ensemble aisthesis.
His musical preferences extend from early vocal music to vocal and instrumental works by contemporary composers, including many first performances (e.g. at the National Theatre, Mannheim) and guest appearances at the Biennale in Venice, the Lucerne Festival, the Salzburg Biennale, the Styrian Autumn Festival, Milano Musica, musica viva Munich, Ultraschall Berlin, the New Chamber Music Festival in Witten, the Schwetzingen Festival, the Tongyeong International Music Festival in South Korea and other major events. Walter Nußbaum has received numerous awards and top ratings for his CDs, including the Diapason d'or and the Choc du Monde de la Musique.