German-Australian conductor Rebecca Lang is undoubtedly one of the most exciting cross-over artists of her generation.
A former piano student of Mack Jost AM, Caroline Almonte and Dr. Elyane Laussade, she holds a Bachelor of Music Performance (Piano) from the Victorian College of the Arts, a Licentiate in Music (Piano) from the Australian Music Examinations Board, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (Dean’s Honours) from the University of Melbourne and a Masters in Orchestral Conducting from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg.
Since relocating to Germany in 2006, she has continued to work extensively as Musical Director, Pianist and Vocal Coach. While completing her Conducting Studies under Professor Christof Perick (former General Music Director, State Theatre Nuremberg), Ms Lang simultaneously held the position of Music Director at SeeLive Tivoli Hamburg. Career highlights have included new productions of Britten's THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA at the Staatsoper Hamburg, Tchaikovsky's EUGENE ONEGIN and Massenet's CENDRILLON at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne and Stravinsky’s L'OISEAU DE FEU with the Hamburger Symphoniker.
2011 - 2012, Ms Lang held the position of Conductor and Coach at the Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landestheater Flensburg where she conducted several performances of Lloyd Webber’s EVITA and Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY. In 2012 she accepted the position of Acting Music Director and Conductor at Stage Entertainment’s Theater am Potsdamer Platz Berlin, where she conducted Udo Lindenberg’s long running hit musical HINTERM HORIZONT.
In February 2013 Ms Lang was invited to Melbourne to musically direct the City of Stonnington’s Opera In The Park where, in front of an audience of 6000, she conducted her own arrangement for chamber orchestra of Giuseppe Verdi’s IL TROVATORE. In September 2014 Ms Lang was appointed Head of Music and Conductor at Theater Hof GmbH in Bavaria where her conducting repertoire included Offenbach's LA VIE PARISIENNE and Richard O'Brien's Cult-Musical THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW.
2015 - 2017 Ms Lang was engaged as Musical Director and Chief Conductor of ICH WAR NOCH NIEMALS IN NEW YORK for Stage Entertainment at Theater des Westens Berlin, Deutsches Theater Munich, Raimund Theater Vienna, Landestheater Linz, Musical Theater Bremen, Festpielhaus Bregenz, Colosseum Theater Essen and at the Alte Oper Frankfurt.
Rebecca Lang ist also Music Director of Puccini's Toaster - Pop-Up Oper Berlin, where last season she conducted performances of Gian Carlo Menotti's THE OLD MAID AND THE THIEF and Giuseppe Verdi's LA TRAVIATA, in addition to curating Franz Schubert's WINTERREISE for 24 singers. Ms Lang's new collaborative instrumental ensemble, the KREUZBERGER KAMERATA recently preformed the world premiere of Cyrus Meurant's HERAKLEITOS at the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg to critical acclaim.
In October 2018 Rebecca Lang will begin her new post as Music Director at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg.