Peter Tilling is a German conductor, cellist and composer.
At the Bayreuth Festival in 2011 he conducted "Tannhäuser" with great success, where in 2019 he conducted a concert with works by Wagner, Stockhausen, Boulez and Cage, and in the Corona year 2020 he directed the multimedia premiere of The Nibelung Loop by Simon Steen - Andersen.
He conducted symphony concerts with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the London Philharmonia Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. He conducted operas at the Teatro Real (La Clemenza di Tito), at the Zurich Opera House (Die Frau ohne Schatten), at the Salzburg Festival (Madernas Satyricon, Sciarrinos Lohengrin), at the Opéra de Montpellier (Monteverdis Poppea), at the Staatstheater Nürnberg ( The Flying Dutchman, Krol Roger, Tosca, Turandot, Tristano and Isolde), at the Nederlandse Opera (Wolfgang Rihms Dionysos), at the Munich Biennale, at the Semperoper Dresden and at the Freiburg Theater (Hector Parra - Das geopfererte Leben UA).
At the Musica viva of Bayerischer Rundfunk he conducted parts of SATURDAY from Light by Stockhausen and conducted the world premieres of Wolfgang Rihm, Samir Amarouch, Birke Bertelsmeier and Mithatcan Öcal with the Ensemble Resonanzen, which he founded.
He also conducted the Ensemble Modern, the Ensemble recherche, the oenm Salzburg and the Collegium Novum Zurich.
He is also successful in the field of early music: he conducted Almira at the Handel Festival in Karlsruhe and worked with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.
As a cellist he passed the concert exam with Martin Ostertag in Karlsruhe and played with the Munich Philharmonic, the SWR Symphony Orchestra and the Ensemble Modern.
Numerous works are dedicated to him, for example "For Tilling" by Nikolaus Brass.
Chamber music partners are Konstantin Lifschitz, Tabea Zimmermann, Wen-Xiao Zheng, Yorck Kronenberg and Andra Darzins.
He was deputy general music director at the Nuremberg State Theater and also worked as an assistant to Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Sylvain Cambreling, Franz Welser-Möst and Thomas Hengelbrock.
He completed his conducting studies with Peter Eötvös in the concert exam course (Karlsruhe) and with Prof. Klaus Eisenmann (Mannheim).
As a composer, he received a sponsorship award at the Eisenach International Bach Composition Competition for his orchestral work “Affirm”.