About

 

Bruno Leuschner was born in 1957 in Santiago de Chile. 1970 his family moved to Germany. With 5 years he started his piano-lessons, later he also studied cello. He visited the high school in Villingen-Schwenningen with diploma in 1977.

 

He studied orchestral conducting at the Music Highschool in Hamburg with Klauspeter Seibel, Horst Stein, Wilhelm Brückner-Rüggeberg and Christoph von Dohnanyi; piano with Hans Peter Hofer. He also visited the composition class of Györgi Ligeti.

 

Bruno Leuschner lives in Kirchberg BE, Switzerland.

 

Engaged in several opera theatres such as Freiburg, Hamburg, Berne, Lucerne and Basel he conducted a broad repertoire of operas, operettas, balletts and musicals. He acquired his symphonic repertoire as chief conductor of several orchestras in Germany and Switzerland.

 

In 1994 he founded the salon orchestra Musici Volanti, and wrote about 120 arrangements for this group over the past years.

 

Since 2004 Bruno Leuschner is musical director of the "Neues Theater am Bahnhof Dornach" with a bunch of very succesful productions. 2008 he wrote the music for "TraumBall 424“, a musical by Georg Darvas on the occasion of the European Soccer-Championship 2008, illustrating the life of the legendary soccer-coach Béla Guttmann. Performances in Basel and at the Odeon Theatre in Vienna.

 

2010 he was elected chief conductor of the Operetta Theatre in Möriken-Wildegg, Switzerland.

Since 2012 he is chief conductor of the Garden Opera Langenthal, where he did Donizettis "L’elisir d’amore". At the Summer Opera Selzach he took over the musical direction with a succesful production of "The Tales of Hoffmann" by Jacques Offenbach in 2012.

"Faust / Margarete" by Charles Gounod and "L'Italiana in Algeri" by Gioachino Rossini are scheduled for 2014.

 

Together with his activities as conductor and pianist he is strongly engaged in musical revisions, arrangements and composition.

 

 

 

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