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Antonius Adamske is a conductor working primarily with Early Music. He studied conducting at the Hannover conservatoire, and “historic organ” at the Schola Cantorum in Basel. During his studies, he took part in many masterclasses as well as preparing groups for and assisting visiting conductors.
Adamske followed Gothart Stiers as Chief Conductor of the famous Monteverdi Choir Hamburg and is Artistic Director of consortium vocal Berlin, the Studio Choir of the Berlin conservatoires. He teaches at the University of Clausthal and has led many performances thereof forgotten works, including Cavalieri’s “Rappresentatione”, Telemann’s “Daniel”, and the German premiere of Gossec’s opera “Le triomphe de la republique”. He maintains a close relationship as a project leader with the Göttingen Baroque Orchestra. Appearances as a guest conductor, masterclasses in Germany and abroad, and extensive research into the city musicians of Göttingen all play a part in his musical career. His recordings of less well-known works are frequently heard on the radio and are available on CD.
Adamske also organizes the Nikolausberg Music Days, bringing internationally-known ensembles to the romanesque St Nikolaus’ Abbey. Antonius Adamske lives with his wife in Potsdam near Berlin.
Antonius Adamske is mainly devoted to early music. He studied conducting at the École Supérieure de Musique in Hanover as well as the historic organ at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland. He also attended many masterclasses and worked as an artist assistant and tutor.
Adamske succeeds Gothart Stiers as conductor of the renowned Monteverdi-Chor Hamburg. He is also artistic director of the Berlin Vocal Consortium, the study choir of the Berlin Graduate Schools of Music. He also teaches at the University of Clausthal where he has also distinguished himself with numerous concerts devoted to little-known works, such as Gossec’s opera “Le Triomphe de la République” which was the first performance in Germany, or even the “Rappresentatione” by Cavalieri and “Daniel” by Telemann. A close collaboration links him to the Göttinger Barockorchesteras a project manager. He is regularly invited to conduct or teach master classes in Germany as well as abroad. He also conducts substantial historical research on the musical life of the city of Göttingen and makes CD or radio recordings of little-known works.
In addition, he is the manager of the Nikolausberger Musiktage festival, which brings together internationally renowned ensembles every year in September in the Romanesque church of the cloister of Saint Nicolas. Antonius Adamske is married and lives in Potsdam near Berlin.