Intendantin

Annette Josef

Annette Josef was born in Solingen in 1969 and grew up in northern Hesse. She studied music, majoring in the bassoon, at Mannheim and Munich, attaining an arts degree and a teaching diploma at the College of Music in Munich.

She received scholarships from the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy, and from the Villa Musica Foundation of the Land of the Rhineland Palatinate. She was subsequently engaged to play with various German orchestras, including the Bavarian State Orchestra and the orchestra of the National Theatre in Mannheim.

In tandem with her career as a performing musician, in 2002 she completed a course of study in music journalism, graduating from the College of Music in Karlsruhe with distinction. During that time, she started working as a journalist for various ARD state-run regional public broadcasters in Germany and for the Research Centre in Karlsruhe, now the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT).

From 2002 to 2006 she was in charge of press and public relations of the International Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in the Lübeck main office.

In 2006 Annette Josef moved to Munich to become head of the office of artistic direction for the Munich Symphony Orchestra and in 2009 was appointed Orchestra Director and deputy to the Managing Director. In that role she made a major contribution to the Munich Symphony's public profile. One important factor in her work during that period was to bring children and young adults into contact with the orchestra. Over and above that, since 2008 Annette Josef has been planning and presenting the "Präludium" series of concerts and talks as the introduction to the Munich Symphony's evening subscription concert series featuring works of the 20th and 21st centuries.

In March 2013 Annette Josef was appointed Managing Director of the Munich Symphony Orchestra by the governing body's board of trustees.

Photo: © Peter von Felbert

Coming soon

Wed 26 Jul
08:00 PM
Brunnenhof der Residenz, München
Ausgewählte Ouvertüren, Arien, Duette von Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, Gioachino Rossini u.a.
Thu 27 Jul
08:00 PM
Brunnenhof der Residenz, München
Ausgewählte Ouvertüren, Arien, Duette von Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, Gioachino Rossini u.a.
Wed 25 Oct
08:00 PM
Herkulessaal, München
Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Stille und Umkehr Brahms: Konzert für Violine und Orchester D-Dur op. 77 Schubert: Symphonie Nr. 7 h-moll D 759 "Unvollendete" (fertig gestellt von Mario Venzago)
Thu 26 Oct
08:00 PM
Prinzregententheater, München
Brahms: Konzert für Violine und Orchester D-Dur op. 77 Schubert: Symphonie Nr. 7 h-moll D 759 "Unvollendete" (fertig gestellt von Mario Venzago)
Tue 14 Nov
07:30 PM
Philharmonie im Gasteig, München
Beethoven: Symphonie Nr. 3 Es-Dur op. 55 "Eroica" Tschaikowsky: Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr. 1 b-moll op. 23
Fri 28 Jul
07:30 PM
Opernfestival Gut Immling
In Verdis großer Oper entspinnen sich atemberaubende Klänge vor einem brodelnden Pulverfass politischer Konflikte und privater Sehnsüchte.
Fri 04 Aug
08:00 PM
Weilburg, Schloss
Khachaturian, Schostakowitsch, Copland, Williams, Bernstein uvm.
Sat 05 Aug
08:00 PM
Weilburg, Schloss
Mozart: Klarinettenkonzert A-Dur KV 622 Schubert: Sinfonie Nr. 8 h-moll "Unvollendete", fertig gestellt von Mario Venzago
Sun 06 Aug
08:00 PM
Concertgebouw
Berwald: Ouvertüre "Estrella de Soria" Brahms: Violinkonzert in D-Dur, op. 77 Schubert: Symphonie Nr. 8 h-moll, D 759 "Unvollendete", fertig gestellt von Mario Venzago
Tue 08 Aug
08:00 PM
Concertgebouw
Bekannte Filmmusikmelodien aus Klassikern wie "Spartakus", "Superman", "Die glorreichen Sieben", "West Side Story", "Der Pate" u.v.m.