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Wolfgang Katschner (born 1961 in Kyritz) is a German lutenist and conductor.[1] He is director of the ensembles Capella Angelica and Lautten Compagney which specialise in Baroque music—notably the operas of Handel.[2]

Wolfgang Katschner
Born1961 (age 57–58)
Alma mater

Katschner studied guitar at the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler Berlin and lute at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Frankfurt am Main.

The Lautten Compagney won the Rheingau Music Prize in 2012.[3] In 2013 they played the annual Marienvesper of the Rheingau Musik Festival at Eberbach Abbey, Monteverdi's Vespers with the ensemble amarcord and five guest singers.[4]

Katschner also directed the Philip Glass Ensemble and the Lautten Compagney for several recordings of compositions by Philip Glass.

Selected discographyEdit

For recordings with the Lautten Compagney, see there.

  • Johann Philipp Krieger: Lieben und geliebt werden Arias, Mona Spägele, Wilfried Jochens, Wolf Matthias Friedrich, New Classical Adventure, 1995
  • Songs of an English cavalier, works by John Dowland, Thomas Campion, Henry Lawes, John Blow, Henry Purcell. Kobie van Rensburg, New Classical Adventure, 2001
  • Handel's Beard, Kobie van Rensburg, New Classical Adventure, 2001
  • Dolce mio ben, arias by Gasparini, Conti, Magini, Pistocchi, Sarri. Maite Beaumont, Berlin 2003
  • My personal Handel collection, Lynne Dawson, Berlin Classics, 2003
  • Handel: La Diva - Arias for Cuzzoni, Simone Kermes. Berlin Classics
  • Mia Vita, Mio Bene, Ann Hallenberg and Ditte Andersen Berlin Classics, 2006
  • Handel arias, Maria Ricarda Wesseling, Claves Records, 2005
  • Il pianto d'Orfeo, Kobie van Rensburg, New Classical Adventure 2006
  • Henry Purcell: Love Songs. Dorothee Mields, Carus Verlag, 2010
  • Henry Purcell: Love's Madness. Dorothee Mields, Carus Verlag, 2012


  1. ^ Academy of Music Hanns Eisler Berlin
  2. ^ Lautten Compagney
  3. ^ Rheingau Musikpreis / 2012 Lautten Compagney Berlin Rheingau Musik Festival ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  4. ^ Zibulski, Axel (17 August 2011). "Rheingau Musik Festival: Claudio Monteverdis "Marienvesper" in der Basilika von Kloster Eberbach" (in German). Wiesbadener Tagblatt. Retrieved 17 August 2013.

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