Lena-Lisa Wüstendörfer (*1983) is currently musical director of the Young Orchestra Basel, Berne University Orchestra, Zurich Messiah Choir and Berne Bach Choir.
In recent seasons Ms. Wüstendörfer has gest conducted numerous orchestras, including the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre Symphonique du Jura, the Mozart Orchestra Bologna, Basel Sinfonietta, Orchestra of Europe, Sinfonietta Bern and Capriccio Baroque orchestra.
At the invitation of Claudio Abbado, Ms. Wüstendörfer resided in Bologna and Berlin as his assistant conductor for the 2007-08 Season, where she worked on several recordings for the Deutsche Grammophon. In 2011 she was awarded an Ernst Göhner Foundation grant for artistic promotion. 2008-2010 she held the “Academy Opera Today” award by the Deutsche Bank Foundation. 2003-2013 she has enjoyed the support of the Swiss Study Foundation.
Lena-Lisa Wüstendörfer studied violin under Adelina Oprean and conducting under Raphael Immoos at Basel Music Academy, where she graduated in 2007 as Master of Arts in conducting. She also holds an MA from Basel University in musicology and economics. She attended master classes with Simon Halsey, Ralf Weikert and Georg Grün, and has received further inspiration from Sylvia Caduff and Sir Roger Norrington.
Apart from her conducting activities, she is completing her doctorate dissertation entitled “Reception history of Gustav Mahler’s Symphonies on sound recordings” at Basel University Institute of Musicology, where she 2011/12 also headed up the “Mahler interpretation today” project. Before this she has been research associate and lecturer at the Institute of Musicology since 2009. > Publications Wüstendörfer
She also lectures on “Conducting & Management”, for example at Thurgau Economic Forum in 2009 and at the first Toggenburg Tourism Summit Conference in 2010 as well as on behalf of BMW Germany, POG Luxembourg, Lidl Switzerland and Germany, Swissstaffing, UBS, Volksbank and St. Gall Management School among others.