Category Archives: ConductorDoc

Docs working as conductors of orchestras or choirs

Frank Weinrich

Frank Weinrich is GuitarDoc and BandLeaderDoc

Born at any cold day of December he lived in Alzenau/Germany with his family and besides making music he is doctor in an institution of children psychiatry. He has a professional musical background and has been touring Germany-wide with well-known artists as Top Sound, Fantasie and Bernd Schütz Band. He is leader of the band.

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Thomas Jopp

Thomas Jopp is ComedyDoc and more

His show – a bit broadway like Frank Sinatra’s “I did it my way”? Not at all for sure!
An amateur comedian tries to develop his talents mixed with local dialect and poetry and tells his story from his first time at school until today…  parts of his program are his choir “Jugendfreunde” and his Duo with Edwin Panz (in dialect). Continue reading Thomas Jopp

Armando Torres

Armando Torres is ComposerDoc and ConductorDoc

Mexican composer, Armando Torres-Gomez, was born on June 11, 1973. Started his musical studies at the age of 6 at the musical initiation program of the Escuela Nacional de Musica (UNAM). Wrote his first composition at the age of seven (duet for baroque flutes) and studied violin with Cruz Rojas. Later on, at the same school, he starts studying composition. Continue reading Armando Torres

Frido Mann

Frido Mann is ConductorDoc, TheologyDoc, PsychologyDoc, WriterDoc and “RollerCoasterDoc”


He owns a czech, then US-american and at last a swiss passport, he gets a conductors and piano diploma, becomes a theologist and psychologist – and reaches the pre-clinical exam in medicine. Therefore the title of his book is “Roller Coaster” – it is written in present time and thus involves the reader in this interesting life. Continue reading Frido Mann

Gert Feser

Gert Feser is ConductorDoc

Gert Feser is conducting the “ensemble con brio”, one of the leading amateur orchestras in Würzburg/Germany. He is medical doctor and was professor for music therapy and understands making music as a fountain for joy and prevention of diseases and protection of human spirit and creativity. Thus his rehearsals are often making the participants enthusiastic….. Continue reading Gert Feser

Ching-Hong Kao

Ching-Hong Kao is ConductorDoc and ViolinDoc


Having enjoyed 20 years of orchestra violin playing, sometimes concertmaster, including Taipei City Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Century Symphony Orchestra , ROC National Army Symphony Orchestra, and Taipei Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra

Concerto Playing: 1994 San Francisco (for American Academy of Ophthalmology), 1995 Taipei & Brisbane, Canberra (with PCOT) Continue reading Ching-Hong Kao

Simon Schindler

Simon Schindler is ConductorDoc


born in 1976 in Fulda he got music lessons at age 5. With 8 he began studying Cello at the local music school, then he did a lot with chamber music and worked himself into orchestra literature. His autodidactical conducting abilities were completed by studies with KMD Gunther-Martin Göttsche and Prof. Peter Winkler.
After his “Abitur” (about high school degree) he wrote music critics and conducted a lot of sacred music recitals with amateur ensembles. Then he founded the Fulda Symphony Orchestra together with Karsten Aßmann, Dorothea Heller and Albert Flügel in 1999. For his cultural work he got the “Paul-Harris-Fellow” award by the local Rotary club. Continue reading Simon Schindler

Jeffrey Tate

Jeffrey tate is ConductorDoc and PianoDoc

Jeffrey Tate CBE (born 28 April 1943, Salisbury – 2 June 2017 Bergamo) was an English conductor.

Tate was born with spina bifida, and also has kyphosis. His family moved to Farnham, Surrey when he was young and he attended Farnham Grammar School between 1954 and 1961 gaining a State Scholarship to Cambridge University, where he directed theatre productions. Tate initially read medicine at Christ’s College, Cambridge (1961–64), specializing in eye surgery.[1] He later worked at St Thomas’s Hospital, London, before giving up his clinical career to study music at the London Opera Centre. He became a repetiteur and a coach at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, under the tutelage of Sir Georg Solti.[2] Continue reading Jeffrey Tate

Jany Renz

Jany Renz is ConductorDoc, FluteDoc, OrganDoc and PianoDoc


born in Basel in 1946 he studied piano with Ivan Engel, the friend and student of Bartók.
He also studied old music and flute with Hans Martin Linde and organ wirh Adolf Schlegel.

During his international career as Lied accompanist and chamber musician he was partner of leading Lied singers and leading instrumentalists.

He studied conducting with Wilfried Boettcher in Basel. Master classes with Leonard Bernstein and Sergiu Celibidache completed his studies. Continue reading Jany Renz

Samuel Wong

Samuel Wong is ConductorDoc and WriterDoc


Samuel Wong (Chinese: 黃大德) is a Hong Kong-born Canadian conductor and ophthalmologist [1].

Trained at Harvard and Columbia, Dr. Wong is an eye surgeon practicing in Manhattan, Brooklyn and upstate New York.

In another career, he has conducted many international orchestras including New York Philharmonic, Seattle and Houston Symphonies, Toronto and Montreal Symphonies, orchestras in Italy, Spain, Belgium, and Israel. Wong led the New York Philharmonic in December 1990 after the untimely death of Leonard Bernstein, and replaced Zubin Mehta in Washington D.C. in January 1991 when Maestro Mehta traveled to Israel in an act of solidarity with the Israel Philharmonic during the first Gulf War. Continue reading Samuel Wong

Gunther Strothmann

Gunther Strothmann is CarillonDoc and ConductorDoc


The MusicDoc from Kiel/North Germany has studied piano and organ with Ernst Hörbe. He began his musical career with organ recitals all over North Germany, Denmark, France and Poland. IN 1977 he founded the Symphony Orchestra Melsdorf.
Beginning with “Kleiner Chor” in 1980 they performed oratories in original language and after a performance with music of Rachmaninov renamned the choir after him.

In 1999 he was called the carillonist of the new carillon in Kiel. He plays it every first Saturday of the monthe at 11 a.m.

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