"Brillant evening, high-quality concert! The beauty of the versatile concert led by Ingmar Beck, a rich performance of the orchestra's sentiments and colors. Beck [...] has also managed to conjure up the noble sparkle of the Brahms' 1st Symphony, which burns from romantic passion and is filled with emotion" (Szabadsag Cluj)
Ingmar Beck is prize-winner of the Aspen Conducting Prize and of the “Robert J. Harth Conductor Prize” at the Aspen Music Festival (USA), and Audience Award Winner of the Operetta Competition 2016 of Opera Leipzig. He is founder and conductor of the Vienna chamber orchestra „Concerto Sacro“ and of the Munich Baroque Orchestra „Asam Classical Soloists“.
He is regularly working and performing with Orchestre de Paris, at Opéra Lyon, Canadian Opera Company Toronto (COC), Bregenzer Festspiele, Symphoniker Hamburg, Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, North West German Orchestra Herford, Lucerne Festival Strings, and Israel Chamber Orchestra. He was the Assistent Conductor of the Aspen Music Festival 2017, and in June 2016 he had his debut conducting the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein. In 2009 he had his debut at the Salzburg Music Festival. From 2012-2017 he was Principal Conductor of the City-Choir Klosterneuburg/Wien. Beck acted as Assistant Conductor of Daniel Harding, Johannes Debus, Markus Stenz, Daniele Rustioni, Bernard Labadie, and Robert Spano.
Ingmar Beck started his musical career as a member of the Augsburg Boys Choir. After his cello diploma in Weimar, Budapest and Graz, he graduated orchestra conducting at the Music University Vienna with Prof. Mark Stringer “cum laude”. He is a prize-winner of international chamber music competitions as cellist and as piano accompanist, was scholar of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for three years, scholar of the “Conductors' Forum” of the German Music Council, of the Richard Wagner Foundation, and of the “Academy Music Theatre” of Deutsche Bank Foundation.
In the season 2019/20 Ingmar Beck will return to the Symphoniker Hamburg in the prestigious Elbphilharmonie, to the Nürnberger Symphoniker, to ISEJO Youth Orchestra and to Vienna, performing many of the Johann Georg Albrechtsberger’s long-forgotten works in collaboration with the Albrechtsberger Society Vienna and expanding his concert career with his chamber orchestra „Concerto Sacro“. In Hamburg he will conduct a world premiere of a Climate Operetta and is thus actively engaged in the revival of current themes in opera.