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The Munich-born Johannes Zahn has emerged as one of the most promising conductors in his still young career. Since the 2021/22 season, Johannes is the 1st Kapellmeister at the Staatstheater Darmstadt, where he is currently leading the productions of L’elisir d’amore and Il trionfo della fedeltà. Additionally, he has conducted performances of La Bohème, Don Giovanni, Eugene Onegin, Otello, La Traviata, Turandot, Die Zauberflöte, and The Nutcracker, as well as symphony and family concerts.

With his 2nd prize win and the Audience Award at the 9th International Sir Georg Solti Competition 2020 in Frankfurt, Johannes also garnered international attention. In 2018, Johannes won the 2nd prize at the 7th International Conducting Competition Jorma Panula in Finland, as well as the Aspen Conducting Prize. Johannes has worked with numerous orchestras, including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, HR Symphony Orchestra, Symphoniker Hamburg, Bremer Philharmoniker, Festival Strings Lucerne, Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester, and the Berner Symphonieorchester.

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