Prof. Felix Mayer
Honorary Professor at TUM since 2017
Professor Mayer’s soloist training stretches back to his time as a member of the Stuttgart Hymnus Boys’ Choir, then under the direction of Professor Gerhard Wilhelm. While on tour with the choir, he performed in many European countries and also in China, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Japan, South Africa and South America. In addition to his studies in Tübingen, Munich and Vienna, Felix Mayer took master classes with Helmuth Rilling at the International Bach Academy in Stuttgart and with Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Daniel Harding and Professor Mark Stringer at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and the Viennese Musikseminar, where he was awarded special honors.
In February 2012, Felix Mayer conducted the Munich Philharmonic for the first time in a concert featuring Beethoven’s 5th Symphony. In 2014, he conducted the opening concert of the “EMANATIONS” festival at the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music, Poland. Felix Mayer has assisted both Lorin Maazel, former chief conductor of the Munich Philharmonic, and the orchestra’s new chief conductor, Valery Gergiev.
- Conducting the Munich Philharmonic, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Geor-gian Chamber Orchestra Ingolstadt, inter alia. (since 2012)
- Holding the seminar “Egmont and Freedom” at the Bundeswehr University Munich (2014)
- Organizing the international symposium “Thomas Mann in Munich”, TUM (2013)
- Lecturer at the Carl von Linde Academy, TUM (since 2006)
- Musical director of the Symphonic Ensemble of Munich (since 2003)
- Award winner of “Germany – Land of Ideas”, a competition under the patronage of the Federal President of Germany, for the concerts “Beethoven and Freedom” given with the Munich Philharmonic (2012)
- Karl Max von Bauernfeind Medal, TUM (2009)