Susanne Blumenthal is one of the most versatile conductors of her generation. She studied choral conducting and later gained further experience through masterclasses with Bernard Haitink, Sylvain Cambreling and David Zinman, as well as completing several opera internships.
In 2007 Blumenthal won First Prize at the Bergische Symphoniker Conducting Competition and in 2009–10 was a scholarship holder at the International Ensemble Modern Academy, where she conducted several concerts in collaboration with Helmut Lachenmann, Hans Zender, Nicolaus A. Huber, Friedrich Cerha and Johannes Kalitzke among others.
Blumenthal has served as musical director at the Frankfurt Theatre, and is the conductor of ensemble MAM. Manufaktur für aktuelle Musik and the EOS Kammerorchester Köln. Since 2014 she has been lecturer in orchestral conducting at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Leipzig. www.susanneblumenthal.com