In January 2020 Philipp Ahmann will become Chief Conductor of the MDR Leipzig Radio Choir. His close collaboration with the choir dates back to 2010. In 2013 the ensemble appointed him Principal Guest Conductor for a period of three years.
From 2008 to 2018 Philipp Ahmann was Chief Conductor of the NDR North German Radio Choir in Hamburg where he launched the choir's own series of subscription concerts which has now successfully established itself within Hamburg's music scene. Numerous CDs recorded with the NDR choir have met with enthusiastic critical acclaim.
Philipp Ahmann was born in 1974 and studied conducting with Marcus Creed in Cologne. From 2005 he has also worked as guest conductor with the "Groot Omroepkoor" (the Dutch Radio Choir), the Berlin Radio Choir, the SWR Vocal Ensemble Stuttgart and the WDR Radio Choir Cologne.
Philipp Ahmann has been acclaimed not only for exploring a cappella repertoire from every musical period but also for his interpretation of oratorio works ranging from Baroque to contemporary. He has worked with early music orchestras such as Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, B'Rock, Bell'arte Salzburg, Concerto con Anima, Concerto Köln, Le Concert Lorrain and the Elbipolis Baroque Orchestra Hamburg, ensembles specialising in contemporary music including the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet and Ensemble Resonanz as well as with the Fabergé-Quintett, the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra and the NDR Radiophilharmonie. Concerts with the NDR Bigband, the Bigband »Spielvereinigung Sued« and NDR Brass as well as his involvement with the NDR sing-along project "SINGING!" with over 600 singers bear witness to his versatility.
In August 2019 Philipp Ahmann made his successful debut at the Ópera Nacional de Chile in Santiago with a staged production of Handel's Rodelinda.
He has been a guest at renowned festivals such as Rheingau Music Festival, Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival and the International Handel Festival Göttingen.