“The fact that the “Dutchman” is up to GMD Peter Sommerer can already be seen in the first few bars of the ouverture conducted with vehemence and genuine dramatic breath.”
as the “Opernglas
” wrote about his highly acclaimed Opening Night of Richard Wagner´s “Flying Dutchman”.
He has conducted the Royal Orchestra of Copenhagen, the Zurich Opera House, the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, the Graz Philharmonic Orchestra, the Austro-Iranian Symphony Orchestra Tehran, the Lübeck, Magdeburg, and Jena Philharmonic Orchestras, Brandenburg Symphonic Orchestra, the South Danish Philharmonic, as well as regularly in the USA and Canada.
“Peter Sommerer is not only a tempestuous conductor of his orchestra, but also a gifted conférencier” as the Newspaper (shz) wrote about his “New Years Concert”. His affinity to introduce multilingual the audience to music, especially contemporary music, is much appreciated.
His interest in promoting young musicians can be seen in his choice to take over the artistic direction of the “Junge Philharmonie Brandenburg” at the beginning of the season 2018/19.
From 2002 to 2005, he was a permanent assistant to Michael Boder, which led him to the Wiener Staatsoper, the Staatsoper in Dresden, the Staatsoper Berlin, and the National Theatre in Munich, among others.