Spielzeit 26.08. - 09.10.

Michael Kerstan

studied Education, Psychology and Politics in Saarbrücken and Tübingen and subsequently became assistant to the composer Hans Werner Henze in his educational work.  After graduating from the University of Tübingen he became artistic director of the Deutschlandsberg Youth Music Festival, the KulturRegion Stuttgart and of Junge Kultur in Hallein.  As a director and dramaturg he has worked at the steirischer herbst, FrankfurtFeste and the Munich Biennale for new music theatre, among others.  Following an intermezzo as press spokesman for Staatstheater Nürnberg, he is now directing for CrossSound in Alaska, the Cimarrón Ensemble in Sardinia and the Maggio Musicale in Florence (the Italian premiere of Hans Werner Henze’s Phaedra in 2008).  He also publishes regularly and and is responsible for dramaturgy for the International Chamber Music Festival in Nürnberg.