Trinks to conduct Parsifal in Sofia
24 June, 2017
Esteemed German conductor Constantin Trinks is set to conduct performances of Richard Wagner’s last opera Parsifal on 4, 6, 8 and 10 July at the Sofia Opera and Ballet. The show is produced by maestro Plamen Kartaloff. Trinks was born on 9 April 1975 in Karlsruhe, Germany. His first steps in music were playing the piano and the French horn. In 1994 he enrolled in the University of Music Karlsruhe (Hochschule fur Musik Karlsruhe) where he studied conducting under Prof. Wolf-Dieter Hauschild and piano under Prof. Gunter Reinhold. After graduating with honours, he was engaged at the Badisches Staatstheater in Karlsruhe as vocal teacher and conductor. In 2002 Trinks was appointed second conductor at the Staatstheater Saarbrucken, where he extended his repertoire considerably. In 2005 he was promoted to First “Kapellmeister” and Deputy Music Director.
He has collaborated with various other orchestras during his career. A year ago, Constantin Trinks conducted maestro Kartaloff’s production of Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner to great success.