Alexander Lüken – conductor

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Alexander Lüken studied music teaching and Latin at the University of Cologne and the Cologne University of Music and Dance. In 2012, he began studying choral conducting with Prof. Marcus Creed, which he continued in 2016 with a master's degree at the Franz Liszt University of Music Weimar under Prof. Jürgen Puschbeck. His training was supplemented by courses with Volker Hempfling, Wolfgang Schäfer, Morten Schuldt-Jensen, Ekkehart Klemm, Alois Glaßner and Florian Helgath. Both his teaching and conducting studies were funded by the Cusanuswerk.

Alexander Lüken is artistic director of the Kantorei Barmen-Gemarke, the Chamber Choir at the University of Bonn and the Young Chamber Choir Cologne, which he founded. He has also worked with the Vokalensemble der Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, the Kölner Kurrende, the Exeter College Choir Oxford, the Thüringen Philharmonie Gotha, the Jenaer Philharmonie and the Staatsoperette Dresden, among others, and has worked as a choirmaster at the Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker, the Chor- und Instrumentaltage Kettwig and A-Cappella e. V. since 2016.

Most recently, he conducted the rehearsal of Mozart's C minor Mass with ChorWerk Ruhr, with whom he is also associated as a regular singer, for performance at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg under Kent Nagano.

Events: daily morning singing, final choir singing for all on Fri 2.8

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