Hans-Christoph Rademann

Hans-Christoph Rademann


• Born 1965


Hans-Christoph Rademann is a German choral conductor who specializes in early music. Rademann received his earliest musical training at his father's church in Schwarzenberg, and he took violin and piano lessons. A member of the boy choir at the Kreuzkirche in Dresden from 1975 to 1983, Rademann went on to study at the Carl Maria von Weber College for Music in Dresden until 1990. He was a student of Helmut Rilling and Philippe Herreweghe. He has directed the Dresdner Kammerchor, which he founded in 1985, and he served as artistic director of the Singakademie Dresden from 1991 to 1999. From 1999 to 2004, Rademann directed the Chor des Norddeutschen Rundfunks, where he collaborated with Semyon Bychkov, Roger Norrington, and Christoph Eschenbach, and in 2007, he became the chief conductor for RIAS Kammerchor. He has guest-conducted various ensembles, including the Collegium Vocale Gent, the National Chamber Choir of Ireland, the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig, the Rundfunkchor Berlin, and the choirs of ARD. He has also conducted many orchestras, including the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dresdner Barockorchester, the Freiburger Barockorchester, Concerto Köln, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Rademann has appeared as an opera conductor at the Saxony Theatre, and conducted performances of the Netherlands Bach Society. Since 2000, Rademann has been a professor of choral conducting at the Carl Maria von Weber College for Music, and in 2013 he became director of the International Bach Academy in Stuttgart.