Helmut Imig

Helmut Imig

Helmut Imig was born in Bonn in 1941. He completed his artistic studies at the Cologne University of Music, where he i.a. He was a student of professors Wolfgang von der Nahmer (conducting) and Hans-Otto Schmidt (piano). At the same time he studied musicology at Bonn University. In 1964 he received a scholarship in Paris, where he completed his studies with the conductor Pierre Dervaux and the pianist Annie d'Arco with the first prize of the École Normale de Musique.

He then worked as a répétiteur in Kaiserslautern and Saarbrücken, as the first Kapellmeister in Bremen, Osnabrück and at the State Theater on Gärtnerplatz in Munich, as well as with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Subsequently he was first conductor at the Theater and Philharmonie Essen, had guest performance contracts with the orchestra of the Beethovenhalle Bonn, the Philharmonia Hungarica, and many other municipal orchestras.

Since 1985 radio and television recordings have taken him to Munich, Cologne, Lugano and Hamburg on a freelance basis.

Abroad he gave concerts with the Limburg Symphony Orchestra in Maastricht, the Orchester National de Lille, the Philharmonic of the Teatro Regio in Torino, the Symphony Orchestra of Curitiba in Brazil, the Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano in Italy and the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, as well as in the last years with the London Sinfonietta, the NDR Symphony Orchestra, the Sombathely Symphony Orchestra, Hungary, the Ensemble Die Reihe, Vienna, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels, the Tonkünstlerorchester Wien, the Bruckner Orchestra, Linz, as well as the SWR Orchestra Stuttgart and the Royal Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra.

In recent times he has often been a guest of the Dresden Philharmonic, the Braunschweig State Orchestra and the New Westphalia Philharmonic. In addition to his concert activities, his work focuses on experimental music, moderation concerts, silent film concerts with original music and his own compilations. Helmut Imig feels particularly connected to the radio orchestras of Munich and Saarbrücken, the Braunschweig State Orchestra, the Pilsen Radio Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Babelsberg film orchestra and the Dresden Philharmonic.