Conductor Peter Tilling was born in Mainz. He has conducted Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Zurich Opera, La clemenza di Tito at the Teatro Real, Madrid, L’incoronazione di Poppea at the Opéra National de Montpellier, Die Fledermaus at the Stuttgart Opera, Rihm’s Dionysos at Dutch National Opera and The Rake’s Progress at the Theater an der Wien. He conducted Tannhäuser at the Bayreuth Festival in 2011 with much success, jumping in at the last moment for Thomas Hengelbrock.
New music is one of the main focusses of Peter Tilling’s work. He has conducted at the Munich Biennale and as part of Bavarian Radio’s Musica Viva series. As the founder and director of risonanze erranti he has given premieres of works by Wolfgang Rihm, Philippe Boesmans, Gerald Resch and Ernst Krenek. On the concert platform he has conducted ensemble recherche, the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Young German Philharmonic Orchestra, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg.
Peter Tilling studied conducting with Peter Eötvös, cello with Martin Ostertag and piano with Paul Dan. He most recently worked as deputy general music director at the Nuremberg State Theatre, where he conducted works such as Turandot, Le nozze di Figaro and Tristan und Isolde. He has worked as an assistant to Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Thomas Hengelbrock, Franz Welser-Möst and Sylvain Cambreling.