Su 04. June 2023 | MDR-Sinfonieorchester

Ulrich Kern back at the MDR-Sinfonieorchester with Mendelssohn Bartholdy „Ein Sommernachtstraum“ – Acting Music to Shakespeare‘s comedy. MORE

© Photo: Kaupo Kikkas


Sa 03. June 2023 | Simplicius Simplicissimus - Premiere

Ulrich Kern will conduct the Premiere “Simplicius Simplicissimus” by Karl Amadeus Hartmann at the Gerhart Hauptmann Theatre. MORE

©Photo: GHT

Uli Kern

14./ 21. May 2023 | Concerts with Uwaga! plus Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie

A tour through the centuries of dance from minuet to tango nuevo.

© Photo: private

Lausitzer Philharmonie

3./ 5. May 2023

On tour with the Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie. 

© Photo: Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie

Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester

23. April 2023 | Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester

Ulrich Kern on tour mit dem Brandenburgischen Staatsorchester mit Werken von Mendelssohn, Bizet und Rossini.

© Photo: Tobias Tanzyna


from January 20th, 2023 | TOSCA

Ulrich Kern will conduct Puccini’s TOSCA at the Gerhart Hauptmann Theatre – an exciting opera thriller with passionate music. MORE

© Photo: Marlies Kross

Berliner Philharmonie

December 31, 2022 | New Year's Eve Concerts at the Berlin Philharmonie

Ulrich Kern with the Berliner Symphoniker with works by Strauss, Anderson and Elgar. MORE

© Photo: Sebastian Hänel

Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester

25./ 26.12. 2022 | Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester

Ulrich Kern as guest with the Brandenburg State Orchestra in the Concert Hall Frankfurt/Oder and in the Nikolaissaal in Potsdam..

MORE 25.12.2022 and 26.12.2022

© Photo: Tobias Tanzyna

Goerlitz Ruhmeshalle

October 7./ 8./ 9. 2022 | BoSy Extra | BoSy goes Pop

Ulrich Kern is back on the podium of the Bochumer Symphoniker „Thank you for the Music“, the brilliant song classics from ABBA new arranged. More

© Photo: Marco Borggreve

Goerlitz Ruhmeshalle

June 12 - 16, 2022

Ulrich Kern - Juror at the First International Song Competition "Bolko von Hochberg". More

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Dresdner Philharmonie

May 29, 2022, 7pm
Symphony concert at the Kulturpalast Dresden

Ulrich Kern conducts the Young Symphony Orchestra of the Saxon State Grammar School for Music Dresden - a project in cooperation with arche noVa. More

© Photo: Markenfotografie

Dortmunder Philharmoniker

April 25, 2022
Dortmunder Philharmoniker

Ulrich Kern once again on the podium of the Dortmunder Philharmoniker with works by Viennese classical. More

© Photo: Jürgen Altmann

Stuttgarter Philharmoniker

April 03, 2022
Marimba di Barocco

Ulrich Kern and the Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie. More

© Photo: Peter Adamik

Stuttgarter Philharmoniker

March 24, 2022
Stuttgarter Philharmoniker

Ulrich Kern will conduct the Stuttgart erPhilharmoniker with works by Beethoven, Offenbach, Gershwin and Ligeti. More

© Photo: Marco Borggreve

Stuttgarter Philharmoniker

March 22, 2022
Stuttgarter Philharmoniker

Public rehearsal with Ulrich Kern and the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker. More

© Photo: Stuttgarter Philharmoniker

Marlies Kross

February 03, 2022

Ulrich Kern with Puccini‘s Tosca – a revival
Unfortunately, because of Corona, the opera had to be canceled.

© Photo: Marlies Kross

Friedrich Reinhold

January 30, 2022, 7.30 pm
Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie

Ulrich Kern and the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie, concert hall Karlsruhe. Soloist of the concert is the trumpeter Reinhold Friedrich. more

Corona-related short-term change of the program.

© Photo: Rosa Frank


January 2022, 1. - 8.
Start of the year 2022

3rd Philharmonic Concert - Ulrich Kern together with the New Lausitz Philharmonic Orchestra.

The New Year concerts are cancelled!

© Photo: Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie

MDR Jump

December 2021, 6. / 7. / 25. / 26.

Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker with the Brandenburg State Orchestra in Frankfurt/Oder and in the Nicolaissaal Potsdam.

© Photo: Nicolaissaal Potsdam

MDR Jump

28. October 2021
MDR Jump

MDR Sinfonieorchester and Ulrich meet MDR Jump. Live on MDR TV and Radio

© Photo: mdr


26. November 2021
Rise and Fall of the city of Mahagonny

Ulrich Kern on the podium of the successful opera by Kurt Weill.

© Photo: GHT

MDR Kultur

MDR Kultur & MDR Klassik

First Recording of the symphony by J. Schubert as well as works by C.F. Abel and F. Ries together with the MDR Sinfonieorchester.. HERE

© Photo: Marco Borggreve

The Sunday concert

We | 21 July 21 | Summer Concert with
Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie

Ulrich Kern will conduct once again the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie with works by Schubert, Haydn and with Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s Violin Concerto. Lea Birringer will be the soloist of the evening. HERE

© Photo: Kai Myller

MDR-Sinfonieorchester Beethoven

August 12th and 13th 2021
Radio production

Ulrich Kern will return for two production days with MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig.

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The Sunday concert

Su | 30 May 2021 | 11:00 am
The Sunday concert NDR-Kultur

Three Cello Concertos  in one sweep

Daniel Müller-Schott, Anastasia Kobekina and Harriet Krijgh play together three different Cello Concertos. On the podium of the der Neubrandenburger Philharmonie Ulrich Kern.

A recording from 08.07.2018 from the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival
Link to NDR Kultur HERE

© Photo: Oliver Borchert

Brandenburgische Staatsorchester


Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt

Wiener Klassik in the Marienkirche in Angermünde – Ulrich Kern will conduct the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchesters Frankfurt.

© Photo: Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt

Dortmunder Philharmoniker
LIVESTREAM 23.03.2021, 7 pm
Dortmunder Philharmoniker
Ulrich Kern takes over the 7th Philharmonic Concert at short notice.

Livestream: Link HERE

© Photo: Anneliese Schürer

MDR-Sinfonieorchester Beethoven
09.03. – 12.03.2021
Radio Production
Ulrich Kern and the MDR Symphony Orchestra continue their radio production with the symphonies of Joseph Schubert and Carl Friedrich Abel.

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29.01.2021, 8.03 pm
Evening Concert on Radio SWR2
Ulrich Kern is conducting the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie - a concert recording from October 2020 30th, from the Fruchthalle Kaiserslautern.
Soloist Tillmann Höfs, horn. more

© Photo: SWR2

MDR-Sinfonieorchester Beethoven
Radio Production
Ulrich Kern and the MDR Symphony Orchestra continue their radio production with the symphonies of Joseph Schubert and Carl Friedrich Abel.

Postponed due to Corona Virus

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Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester
Cancelled due to CORONA Virus
Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt

Ulrich Kern is conducting two Christmas Family Concerts: Legends and myths about Christmas Eve with Erik Schäffler as narrator. more

© Photo: Lothar Tanzyna

SR2 Kulturradio
18.12.2020, 8.04 pm
SR2 Kulturradio – concert recording
Ulrich Kern conducting the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie with works by Bialas, Haydn and Mozart – A concert recording from October 30th 2020 from the Fruchthalle in Kaiserslautern.. more

© Photo: SR2

MDR-Sinfonieorchester Beethoven
Radio Production
Ulrich Kern and the MDR-Sinfonieorchester will play for a radio production first time Josef Schubert´s Symphony in C and also works by Miklos Rosza, Ottorino Respighi and Carl Friedrich Abel. Antje Weithaas takes over the solopart. more

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Deutsche Radiophilharmonie
Deutsche Radiophilharmonie
Ulrich Kern will conduct works by Bialas, Haydn and Mozart´s Concerto for Horn No. 4 with Tillmann Höfs. more

© Photo: Werner Richner

Beethoven & Co.
Ulrich Kern will conduct Ludwig van Beethoven´s Symphony No. 7. more

© Photo: MDR-Sinfonieorchester

Lehár´s „Das Land des Lächelns“
Lehár´s „Das Land des Lächelns“
Premiere at the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theatre under the direction of Ulrich Kern. more

© Photo: GHT

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New Season 2020 / 21
Sinfoniekonzert mit der Deutschen Radiophilharmonie I Gastkonzerte mit dem MDR-Sinfonieorchester I Bochumer Symphoniker I CD-Produktion mit  Tilmann Höfs und Deutscher Radio Philharmonie – verschoben wegen Corona Virus | Konzerte mit dem Brandenburgischen Staatsorchester im Nikolaisaal Potsdam I Lehrauftrag an der Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden | Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie I Camerata Rheingau I Theater Görlitz: Don Giovanni; Land des Lächelns; Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny.

© Photo: Marco Borggreve

Bochumer Symphoniker
Bochumer Symphoniker
Ulrich Kern will return with a family concert to the Bochumer Symphoniker. more

© Photo: Marco Borggreve

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Camerata Rheingau

Ulrich Kern will conduct the Camerata Rheingau. Baroque works are performed in the Hildegardis monastery church.


© Photo: private

Philharmonie Baden-Baden
Philharmonie Baden-Baden

Ulrich Kern will return to the Philharmonie Baden-Baden. more


© Photo: Philharmonie Baden-Baden

Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 3

Symphony Concerts with the Sinfonieorchester Leipzig and Beethoven’s 3th Symphony. more


Meyerbeer‘s Opera „Dinorah“

Ulrich Kern will conduct Meyerbeer‘s rar playd french Opera „Dinorah“. more


© Photo: Marlies Kross

Kulturpalast Dresden
Neuer Kulturpalast Dresden

First-time in the new concert hall in Dresden: Ulrich Kern will conduct works by von De Falla, Dvořák and Sarasate with the Young Sinfonieorchestra Dresden. more

© Photo: Markenfotografie

Marimba di Barocco
„Marimba di Barocco“

with Katarzyna Myćka and Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie. more

© Photo: Katarzyna Myćka

Stuttgarter Philharmoniker
Stuttgarter Philharmoniker

Guest Performance with the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker and with works by Beethoven. Soloist of the concert Martin Stadtfeld. more

© Photo: Martin Stadtfeld

Brandenburgische Staatsorchester
Brandenburgische Staatsorchester

Ulrich Kern will conduct the Brandenburgische Staatsorchester. more

© Photo: Winfried Mausolf

Konzerthausorchester Berlin
Konzerthausorchester Berlin

Ulrich Kern will first conduct the Konzerthausorchester Berlin. more

© Photo: Marco Borggreve

MDR Sinfonieorchester
MDR Sinfonieorchester

Sound meets idea – Jubilee 100 years Bauhaus. Ulrich Kern is conducting the MDR Sinfonieorchester. more

© Photo: Peter Adamik

Stuttgarter Philharmoniker
Stuttgarter Philharmoniker

Ulrich Kern‘s debut at Stuttgarter Philharmoniker with works by Beethoven. Soloist of the concert Martin Stadtfeld. more

© Photo: Martin Stadtfeld

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Ulrich Kern awarded

Ulrich Kern is awarded with the audience prize by the Goerlitz Theatre and Music Association. more

© Photo: Nikolai Schmidt

17. - 26.10.19
2. Philharmonisches Konzert „Quasi à la française“

Ulrich Kern an the Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie with works by Milhaud, Berlioz, Mozart and Saint-Saëns. mehr

© Photo: Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie

die fledermaus
Die Fledermaus

Ulrich Kern will conduct the premiere of the most popular dramatic work by Johann Strauss, king of the waltz, at the Gerhart Hauptmann Theater. more

© Photo: GHT

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12. - 16.08.2019
MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra

MDR Production with MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra to the Bauhaus jubilee. more

© Photo: Peter Adamik

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Camerata Rheingau

Ulrich Kern and the Camerata Rheingau with Baroque Music in the cloister Hildegardis. more

© Photo: private


Ulrich Kern will conduct Beethoven‘s sole opera Fidelio in the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theatre. more

© Photo: Artjom Belan

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Bochumer Symphoniker

Ulrich Kern together with actor Wolfram Boelzle will be a guest of the Bochumer Symphoniker. more

© Photo: Lutz Leitmann

Jenaer Philharmonie
Jenaer Philharmonie

Ulrich Kern will be a guest of the Jenaer Philharmonie together with Karin Schuch. more

© Photo: Tobias Tanzyna

Ramon Jaffé
Ramon Jaffé and Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie

Under the direction of Ulrich Kern the cellist Ramon Jaffé and the Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie will play works from Gluck, Mozart, Paisiello and Sallinen. more

© Photo: csm

Philharmonie Baden-Baden
Philharmonie Baden-Baden

Ulrich Kern for the first time on stage with the Philharmonie Baden-Baden.

© Photo: Jörg Bongartz

Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt
Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt

Ulrich Kern to experience again in the Nikolaisaal Potsdam and in Frankfurt/Oder with Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester. more

© Photo: Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt

Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie
Review: Flowers for the bugle
“… Ulrich Kern brought the work to sharp contours, let the brass player shine and the bass thump. (...) The applause and the pounding of the audience in the sold-out hall was a clear sign. More of this fresh color!“ more

Sächsische Zeitung 20.10.2018, Karsten Blüthgen (about Sibelius‘ 2. Symphony)

© Photo: Sosnowski

Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 2 D-major

Ulrich Kern conducting the Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie with Sibelius‘ Symphony No. 2
© Photo: Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie

29.09.19 Premiere Strauss "Night in Venice"
Ulrich Kern will perform the premiere Strauss „Night in Venice“ Gerhardt Hauptmann Theater in Görlitz » more
© Photo: GHT

27.09.18 | 8 pm
Music World without limits with UWAGA!
Ulrich Kern will conduct the Jenaer Philharmonie – on the program works from Elgar, Sibelius, Mahler. And together with UWAGA » more
© Photo: UWAGA

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23.09.18 | 11 am
NDR Kultur – „The Sunday Concert“
Ulrich Kern live on Radio NDR Kultur – final concert Cellofestival 360° Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with the Neubrandenburger Philharmonie: Three cello concertos – three soloists - Harriet Krijgh - Anastasia Kobekina - Daniel Müller-Schott.

A concert recording from July 8th, 2018 » more
© Photo: Oliver Borchert

Jenaer Philharmonie
11.09.18 Farewell concert for Lord Major Dr. Schröter
Ulrich Kern and the Jenaer Philharmonie: Farewell concert for Jena‘s long-term Lord Major Dr. Schröter
© Photo: Jenaer Philharmonie

Sala Sinfónica
16.08.18 Buenos Aires, Sala Sinfónica
Ulrich Kern will perform with Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil Nacional José de San Martín | On the programm: Beethoven 7. Symphony | Cavanna „Geek Bagatuelles“. » more
© Photo: Haupt & Binder

08.07.18 Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Ulrich Kern will made his debut at the Festspiele – 360º cello. Three cello concerts – three soloists - Harriet Krijgh - Anastasia Kobekina - Daniel Müller-Schott. » more
© Photo: Uwe Arens

01.07.18 Barocke Klänge aus dem Rheingau
Ulrich Kern will conduct in the cloister Hildegardis, Rheingau Germany „Baroque Sounds “ with works from Händel, Bach und Pachelbel with Elisabeth Scholl, soprano, Friedolin Obersteiner, counter tenor and the Camerata Rheingau. » more
©Photo: Abtei St. Hildegard

Die Regentrude
25.05.18 CD-Release Klaus Wüsthoff „Die Regentrude“
Ulrich Kern conducted the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt, speaker Martina Gedeck. » more
© Photo: razvandm/Morguefile

27.05.18 Ulrich Kern's debut with Richard Wagner's Tannhäuser
Ulrich Kern makes his debut with the great romantic opera Tannhäuser. » more
© Photo: Marlies Kross

28.04.18 MOZART Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Ulrich Kern’s premiere with Wolfgang A. Mozart‘s ballad opera „Die Entführung aus dem Serail“. » more
© Photo: GHT

Der Konsul
03.03.18 Der Konsul
Ulrich Kern will conduct Gian Carlo Menottis Opera „Der Konsul“. » more | watch the trailer
© Photo: Marlies Kross

MDR Sinfonieorchester
Ulrich Kern‘s debut with MDR Sinfonieorchester at the Impulsfestival 2017
Guillaume Conesson‘s: „Night Club“ – a selection of the concert from October 26th , 2017, Steintor-Varieté, Halle, Germany. » more
© Photo: Kathrin Singer

Jenaer Philharmonie
22.02.18 Jenaer Philharmonie
Ulrich Kern will conduct works from Stanič, Hovaness, Cavanna and Haydn. » more
© Photo: Jenaer Philharmonie

Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen
08.02.18 Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen
Ulrich Kern will conduct the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, Presentation: Lars Reichow » more
© Photo: WPR

Brandenburgische Staatsorchester
14.01.18 Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt
Ulrich Kern will conduct Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt/Oder. » more
© Photo: Tobias Tanzyna

Der Konsul
03./15.12.17 Der Konsul
Ulrich Kern will conduct Gian Carlo Menottis Opera "Der Konsul". » more | watch the trailer
© Photo: Marlies Kross

Ensemble Courage
16.11.17 Ensemble Courage
Ulrich Kern will conduct once again Ensemble Courage, Deutsches Hygienemuseum, Dresden. » more
© Photo: Christian Held

Jenaer Philharmonie
29.10.17 Jenaer Philharmonie
Ulrich Kern will conduct the Jenaer Philharmonie. » more
© Photo: Jenaer Philharmonie

MDR Sinfonieorchester
26.10.17 MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
Ulrich Kern’s debut at the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra. » more
LIVE! from 8.05 Uhr on MDR Kultur Radio
© Photo: MDR/Peter Adamik

22.10.17 Philrock
Dvorak‘s Symphony No. 9 “Aus der Neuen Welt” and John Lord’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra under the baton of Ulrich Kern. » more
© Photo: Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie

Grossherzogin von Gerolstein
07.10.17 Die Großherzogin von Gerolstein
Ulrich Kern is conducting the premiere of Jacques Offenbach’s „Die Großherzogin von Gerolstein“. » more
© Photo: Marlies Kross

Ensemble Resonanz Residenz
18.09.17 Flandern Festival, Gent
Ulrich Kern and Ensemble Resonanz Hamburg: Opening concert of Flandern Festival, Gent. » more
© Photo: Tobias Schult

09.07.17 Strawinsky‘s LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS
Ulrich Kern will conduct Strawinsky’s LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS. » more
© Photo: GHT

Kloster Hildegardis im Rheingau
02.07.17 The Baroque Sound
In the cloister Hildegardis, Rheingau Germany Ulrich Kern will conduct „Baroque Sound “ with works from Vivaldi, Telemann, Bach and Vinci Elisabeth Scholl, soprano and the Camerata Rheingau. » more
© Photo: Kloster Hildegardis

Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie
28./29.5.17 Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie
Ulrich Kern will conduct the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie – the program will include works from Bach, Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Schumann. » more
© Photo: Kai Myller

Jenaer Philharmonie
14.05.2017 Jenaer Philharmonie
Ulrich Kern at the Jenaer Philharmonie. » more
© Photo: Anna Schroll

Dramma lirico
06.05. 2017 Dramma lirico
Ulrich Kern will conduct Manon Lescaut, Dramma lirico by Giacomo Puccini. » more

Der Liebestrank
From 17.03.17 Gaetano Donizetti L’elisir d‘amore
Ulrich Kern will conduct Donizetti‘s "L´elisir d´amore". » more
© Photo: Marlies Kross

From 06.03.17 Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
Ulrich Kern at the Nordwestdeutschen Philharmonie. » more

Jenaer Philharmonie
22.01.17 Prinzensuite
Ulrich Kern at the Jenaer Philharmonie. » mehr

Motto of the New Year concerts with the Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie – conducted by Ulrich Kern. » more

nacht der aengste
20.01.17 „Nacht der Geheimnisse“
Ulrich Kern will conduct Wolf-Ferarri’s "Il segreto di Susanna" und Nino Rota’s "La notte di un nevrastenico" more

Ensemble Courage
17. 11.16 Ensemble Courage
Ulrich Kern is conducting Ensemble Courage, Deutsches Hygienemuseum, Dresden. » more

Brandenburger Symphoniker
09.10.16 Brandenburger Symphoniker
Ulrich Kern will make his debut with Brandenburger Symphoniker. » more

Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester
03.10.16 Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester
Ulrich Kern will conduct a special concert. » more

30.09.16 Anatevka, Theater Görlitz (revival)
Ulrich Kern conduct the musical from Jerry Bock. » more
© Photo: Marlies Kross

Anniversary concert of the Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie
Ulrich Kern and GMD Andrea Sanguineti will conduct together on stage: Earle Brown (1926–2002) Module 1 & 2 for two orchestras and two conductors. » more

02.09.16 Görlitz | 03.09.16 Zittau | 06.09.16 Görlitz | 07.09.16 Hoyerswerda | 08.09.16 Bautzen

Into the woods
18.06.2016 Premiere Into the woods
Musical by Stephen Sondheim
After the successful premiere Ulrich Kern will conduct more performances at the Gerhardt-Hauptmann-Theater Görlitz. » more
© Photo: Marlies Kross

28.05.2016 Jenůfa Opera by Leoš Janáček with Ulrich Kern
"Jenufa is one of the most beautiful operas ever written. ..... You can forgive from the heart. Music that carries so much love in itself, is extremely rare. You should play every day." (Ingo Metzmacher, Conductor) » more
© Photo: Marlies Kross

Der Liebestrank
29.05.2016 L’elisir d’amore – Der Liebestrank
Comic Opera in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti with Ulrich Kern on the podium. » more
© Photo: Marlies Kross

Ensemble Resonanz
First performance Sven-Ingo Koch "Cella memoriae"
Laeiszhalle Hamburg with Ensemble Resonanz
© Ensemble Resonanz, Photo: Jann Wilken

Ensemble Resonanz
General rehearsal with Ensemble Resonanz Hamburg
© Ensemble Resonanz, Photo: Jann Wilken

Ensemble Resonanz
01.02.2016 Ulrich Kern conduct Ensemble Resonanz Hamburg
Ulrich Kern will conduct a first performance of a work from Sven-Ingo Koch together with Ensemble Resonanz Hamburg in the Laeiszhalle, Hamburg » more

„Der Freischütz“
Ulrich Kern makes his appearance with Carl Maria von Weber‘s “Freischütz” , a romantic opera in three acts. » more
© Photo: Marlies Kross

12.12.15 Christmas Concert
Ulrich Kern will perform the Christmas Concert together with the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie with a program from opera and concert.

Nikolaisaal Potsdam
06.12./16.12./17.12.15 Nikolaisaal Potsdam
26.12.15 Konzerthalle Frankfurt Oder

Ulrich Kern will conduct Gisbert Näther‘s Prinzensuite op. 84 with the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester and Stephan Holzapfel as a narrator. » more

Hänsel and Gretel Kinderchor
Hänsel and Gretel
29.11., 8.12., 15.12., 18.12. Theatre Görlitz

The fairytale Hänsel and Gretel conducted by Ulrich Kern at the Theatre Görlitz.
© Photo: Marlies Kross

21. November 2015
Ulrich Kern will conduct the opening "Orpheus in der Unterwelt" from Jacques Offenbach at the Gerhardt-Hauptmann-Theatre, Görlitz.

23.10.15 reunion with Echo-classic prizewinner Fabrice Millischer
Ulrich Kern will perform the first performance "Quasidah II" a new composition from the well-known Italian composer Orazio Scortino. » more

Season 2014 / 2015

echo klassikGerman Music Award „Echo Klassik 2014“ for excellent CD recording
The CD „French Trombone Concertos“, published in January 2014, was given the German Music Award „Echo Klassik 2014“ in the category „Concert Recording of the Year – 20th century“. The trombonist Fabrice Millischer and the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken are conducted by Ulrich Kern.

The German Music Award „ECHO“ counts among the established und best-known music awards of the world. The award ceremony will take place at Munich Philharmonie on October 26th, 2014.

At Görlitz Theatre Ulrich Kern will conduct among other works Humperdinck's opera „Hänsel und Gretel“, Prokofjew`s ballet „Romeo und Julia“ and the operetta „Die Csàrdasfürstin“ by Emmerich Kàlmàn. With the New Lausitz Philharmonic Orchestra he will perform a symphony concert including Beethoven`s Sixth Symphony as well as works by Tan Dun and Joseph Haydn.

As a guest conductor Ulrich Kern will be with the Brandenburg State Orchestra, where he will conduct the final concert of the „Märkische Musik Tage“ in October 2014. Moreover in spring of 2015 Ulrich Kern will lead their performance in Nikolaisaal Potsdam with Schumann's First Symphony, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto and César Franck's „Battle of Winter and Spring“.

At Munich Kammerphilharmonie he will conduct in springtime 2015 Schumann's Third Symphony as well as Schostakowitsch's Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra. In January and June 2015 he will give several concerts with the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie. On May 3rd, 2015 Ulrich Kern will perform a baroque concert in the convent church of St. Hildegardis near Rüdesheim with his Ensemble „Camerata Rheingau“, founded by him, and with Elisabeth Scholl, soprano.

Upcoming CD 2014

French Trombone Concertos
"French Trombone Concertos"
Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
Trombone Fabrice Millischer
Conductor Ulrich Kern

» Order online

Season 2013 / 2014

In autumn 2013 the Saarländische Rundfunk and the record label PerPro will publish a compact disc with French works of the 20th century: Conducted by Ulrich Kern the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken and award-winning trombonist Fabrice Millischer have produced trombone concertos by Henri Tomasi, Patrick Burgan and Jean Guillou.

Ulrich Kern will start his season at Musiktheater Görlitz with Otto Nicolai's comical opera „Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor“ (The Merry Wives of Windsor). Besides he will perform Robert Schumann's 2nd Symphony with the Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie.

He will make a guest appearance in the Concerthall Potsdam conducting the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester. The „Kammerorchester Forum Stuttgart“, founded by Ulrich Kern in 2001, will be conducted by him in a concert on May 4th, 2014 at Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart. They will perform pieces of music by Benjamin Britten, Luigi Boccherini and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. On June 6th, 2014 Ulrich Kern will conduct a baroque concert of the „Camerata Rheingau“ at Convent Church St. Hildegardis near Rüdesheim.

Honoured with Prize of the House
Ulrich Kern was chosen public's darling of the season 2012/13 and is awarded with the special prize of the „Musik- und Theaterverein“ for his successful work in 2013. Lately he conducted Mozart's „Figaro's Hochzeit“, Tschaikowsky's „Eugen Onegin“, Verdi's „La Traviata“, Zemlinsky's „Kleider machen Leute“ and the much discussed first night of „Der Tod eines Bankers“.

Schumann Symphony No. 2 „with fascinating charisma”
„...Conclusing part of the programme was Symphony Nr. 2 by Robert Schumann. Ulrich Kern conducted the work by heart, in a competent, superior way and with fascinating charisma.
His musicians he not only could get going and motivate for a brilliant performance, he also could enthrall the audience, so that already after the first movement there were spontaneous shouts of „Bravo“. To surpass this first passionate movement – at least keep up the tension – seemed to be a nearly unsolvable problem. But those musicians with this more and more flourishing conductor coped with it admirably. In the third heart-rending slow movement with that wonderful oboe-solo, the passionate vivacity subsided without any loss of the interpretation's intensity. Allegro molto vivace the whole matter went into the final and on to an enthusiastic applause.“
Sächsische Zeitung, Jens Daniel Schubert, 19h October 2013

First Night of „Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor“
Conducted by Ulrich Kern the „Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie“ played fully in the mood. A well-prepared chorus and an appropriate cast of soloists made the evening a hearing delight“.
(Sächsische Zeitung, 7th October 2013)

Season 2012 / 2013

During the season 2012/13 Ulrich Kern will conduct the following operas at the Theater Görlitz: „La Traviata“ by Verdi, „Eugen Onegin“ by Tschaikowsky and „Kleider machen Leute“ by Alexander von Zemlinsky, moreover a symphony concert with works of Benjamin Britten and Thomas Adès..

At the Semperoper Dresden he will lead the rehearsals of „Gisela!“, the latest opera by Hans Werner Henze.

With Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken he is planning to realize a CD-production with trombonist ARD-award winner Fabrice Millischer at the Saarländischer Rundfunk in June 2013.

The Südwestrundfunk (SWR) will broadcast a concert of Mahler's 9th Symphony with the Ensemble Transcendent under the direction of Ulrich Kern.
Besides Ulrich Kern will make several guest appearances, e.g. at Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester and Thüringen Philharmonie in the Concert Hall Itzehoe.

„On the conductor's stand of the Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie Ulrich Kern does a great job."
(Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten, 8th April 2013)
Reaction of the press regarding the premiere of "Tod eines Bankers" at the Theater Görlitz.

Standing Ovation for Mahler's Symphony No. 9 (arr. Klaus Simon)
Broadcast on Südwestrundfunk 29th June 2013, 8pm.

Intensely acclaimed première of Zemlinsky's opera „Kleider machen Leute“:
MDR Figaro broadcasting corporation 26-11-2012:
„This performance at Görlitz is really a matter of discovery (.....) It's a great delight to witness how the members of the Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie (New Lausitz Philharmonic)
conducted by Ulrich Kern make the opera sound brilliant.“

Sächsische Zeitung, 26th November 2012
„As a whole the musical performance of this opera at Görlitz is wonderfully done. Ulrich Kern conducting leads the orchestra, the choir and the soloists reliably through the high-quality composition. He finds a fine extent in between forcing drama and sumptuous lyric.“

Season 2011 / 2012

At the beginning of the new season Ulrich Kern is engaged as First Kapellmeister at the Opera House Görlitz. Amongst other things he will run two opera productions and will perform a symphony concert with works of Beethoven and H. W. Henze (

Besides Ulrich Kern will make his debut conducting the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester in a guest appearance at Konzerthaus Metz in France. This will be followed by conducting commissions on repeated invitations with Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken and Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt. At the Saarländischer Rundfunk he is planning to realize a CD-production with trombonist ARD-award winner Fabrice Millischer. At the Opera House Bremen he will conduct Mozart`s Zauberflöte.

The Ensemble Consortium Rhenus with whom Ulrich Kern recently recorded the Symphonies of Baldassare Galuppi, is now online:

The live recording of Mahler`s 5th Symphony from May 2011 is now available on CD.