Christof Perick

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Christof Prick (born 1946), who uses the name Christof Perick in English-speaking countries, is a German orchestra conductor. His father was the concertmaster of the Hamburg Philharmonic.

Perick's conducting posts include:

His work in contemporary music has included conducting the premiere of Wolfgang Rihm's opera Oedipus in October 1987.[1]

Perick became Music Director of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra in 2001. He stepped down from this post in 2010[2] but has continued his association with the orchestra as conductor laureate in the 2010-2011 season.[3]

From 2006 to 2011, Perick was Music Director of the Bayerisches Staatstheater Nuremberg, including the post of principal conductor of the Nürnberg Philharmonic. In addition to his conducting posts, since 1999, he has been a professor of conducting at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Hamburg. In July 2015, the Beethoven Orchester Bonn announced the appointment of Perick as its interim Generalmusikdirektor for the 2016-2017 season.[4]

His recordings include an 1988 recording of Franz Schmidt's rarely heard opera Notre Dame.

Perick and his wife Ulrike, an actress, make their home in Germany.


  1. ^ Robinson, Bradford, "Reports: Berlin" (January 1988). The Musical Times, 129 (1739): pp. 38-43.
  2. ^ Steven Brown, "Symphony searches for a guiding hand". Charlotte Observer, 26 August 2007.
  3. ^ "Christof Perick Bids Farewell To Charlotte Symphony Orchestra". The Charlotte Observer. The McClatchy Company. 2010-04-16. Retrieved 2010-04-17. 
  4. ^ Bernhard Hartmann (2015-07-02). "Christof Prick: Chefdirigent für eine Saison". General-Anzeiger. Retrieved 2015-09-09. 

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Preceded by
Arthur Grüber
Generalmusikdirektor, Badische Staatskapelle
Succeeded by
José Maria Collado
Preceded by
Iona Brown
Music Director, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Succeeded by
Jeffrey Kahane
Preceded by
George Alexander Albrecht
Generalmusikdirektor, Staatsoper Hannover
Succeeded by
Andreas Delfs
Preceded by
Peter McCoppin
Music Director, Charlotte Symphony
Succeeded by
Christopher Warren-Green
Preceded by
Johannes Fritzsch
Generalmusikdirektor, Staatstheater Núrnberg
Succeeded by
Marcus Bosch