Manfred Obrecht was born in 1958, at the age of 16 he began his studies in trumpet and orchestral conducting at the music academies in Bern and Basel.
Since 2001 Manfred Obrecht has been guest conductor of the London Concert Symphony Orchestra, which performs the great works of classical music with his 80 musicians. As a permanent guest conductor, he gives concerts at home and abroad with the Baden-Baden Philharmonic and the Filarmonica Italiana Orchestra from Piacenza. Manfred Obrecht is conducting with the Slovak Philharmonic in Bratislava, the Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra, the Southwest German Philharmonic and the Württemberg Philharmonic. He is chief conductor of the international brass band Classic Festival Brass.
He regularly conducts performances of the great symphonic choral works at the Moscow Cathedral Choir, the Coro dell 'Opera di Parma, the Arcis-Vocalisten Munich, the choir of the Biel Solothurn Theater, the Zurich Concert Choir, the Classic Festival Choir, the Coro La Compagnia Rossini, the Birnauer Kantorei, the Konzertchor Audite Nova, the Konzertchor Pro Arte Bern, the Bach Collegium Zürich, the Konzertchor Canto Classico, the Konzertchor Klangwerk Luzern, the Kammerchor Chur, the Akademisches Chor Zürich, the choir of the University of Lucerne, the Aurelius Boys' Choir and the Lucerne Cantore.
The artistic collaboration connects Manfred Obrecht with outstanding musical personalities such as Regula Mühlemann, Rachel Harnisch, Ivana Rusco, Noemi Nadelmann, Tine Thing Helseth, Dimitri Ashkenazy, Gabor Boldoczki, Sergei Nakarjakov, Reinhold Friedrich, Alessio Allegrini and many other world-famous interpreters.
Manfred Obrecht plans and implements concert projects with stars from the theater and film business. Sky du Mont, Barbara Wussow, Christian Kohlund, Patrik Fichte, Siegfried Rauch, Günther Maria Halmer and Hanspeter Müller-Drossaart were among his guests at the KKL Luzern.
Manfred Obrecht is Artistic Director of Obrasso Classic Events AG.
From 1981 - 2009 Manfred Obrecht was the chief conductor of the Oberaargau
Brass band, promoting musical talent. Under his direction, the young musicians won national and international prizes and awards.
A successful collaboration connects him as a conductor with renowned ones
English wind formations such as Yorkshire Building Society Band, Brighouse & Rastrick Band, British Leyland Band, Desford Colliery Band, Flowers Band and Grimethorpe Colliery Band.
We are featuring two tracks on this week's show where he is the conductor.