Georg Kugi – conductor (Austria)

General information

The first guest conductor of «INSO-Lviv» Academic Youth Symphony Orchestra

Born in Villach, Austria Georg Kugi graduated from Klagenfurt Conservatory as a flutist. He continued his studies in Vienna Conservatory from where he graduated in 1987. He studied orchestral and choir conducting under Erwin Ortner, Eric Ericson, Bruno Weil and Hellmuth Rilling. In 1985-1987 Kugi was musical director of Wiener Theatergruppe Bretterhaus, and in the following three years he led the Viennese Mozart Orchestra. Since 1986 he was a member of the Vienna Flutists ensemble. In 1991 he founded the Collegium Vocale Marchfeld Choir.

Since 1992 he performed and made CD recordings with Philharmonic Orchestra of Győr (Hungary), Almaty Soloist Academy (Kasakhstan), Košice State Philharmonic (Slovakia), Slovakian Chamber Orchestra, Hermitage Symphony Orchestra in St. Petersburg, Janacek Philharmonic in Lublin, Toronto Philharmonic, Zagreb Philharmonic and Capella Istropolitane.

Georg Kugi performed at various festivals and stages, including Kremser Ost-West Festival (1995), World Music Day in Hungary (1993; 1995), Lower Austrian Contemporary Autumn (1994), Wiener Musikverein and Schubert-Fest (1997), Cervantes En Todas Pertes Mexico and others.

Recently Kugi started cooperating regularly with the “INSO-Lviv” Youth Academic Symphony Orchestra (Ukraine).