Bernhard Gueller is currently Music Director of Symphony Nova Scotia and has been music director or principal conductor of several orchestras, including the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra where in his final concerts he was lauded for the quality of the orchestra he had nurtured and grown.
His conducting career has taken him to many top concert halls from America and Australia to Russia, Japan, China, Korea, South Africa and Brazil, as well as countries in Europe such as Spain, Italy, France, Norway and Sweden and his native Germany. Orchestras he has conducted include the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, the City of Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Symphony in America, the Orchestre-de-Bretagne and Orchestra of the Loire in France, the Kanagawa Symphony Orchestra in Yokohama, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and the Calagary, Edmonton and Victoria Symphony Orchestras in Canada.
He has also conducted at various festivals, including Schwetzingen, the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival and the Scotia Festival of Music.
As principal conductor of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, Gueller took the orchestra to the 16th International Festival of Music in the Canary Islands, where the CTPO represented the continent of Africa. He took the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra on a tour of several cities in northern Germany, and also gave a concert in the Berlin Konserthaus.
Gueller has collaborated with many leading soloists such as violinists Joshua Bell and James Ehnes, cellists Daniel Mueller-Schott, Maria Kliegel, Claudio Bohorquez and David Geringas; pianists Ivo Pogorelich, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Lars Vogt, Janina Fialkowska, Peter Donohoe, Anton Kuerti, Jon Kimura Parker and Wayne Marshall and Jan Lisiecki, trumpeter Maurice Andre, singer Measha Bruggergosman, and entertainers Lionel Ritchie and David Foster.
He is acknowledged for the work he does with youth orchestras in South Africa, Germany and Nova Scotia and was awarded an honorary doctorate by Dalhousie University in Halifax in 2009 in recognition of his “outstanding personal achievements.”
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