Born in Hamburg
in 1948, Eberhard Kloke began his career as a répètiteur and conductor in Mainz, Darmstadt,
Düsseldorf and Lübeck, before he was appointed General Music Director in Ulm in 1980. He took on
the same position in Freiburg/Breisgau in 1983.
Kloke was General Music Director of the
Bochum Symphony Orchestra from 1988 to 1994, also leading the Nuremberg Opera
and the Nuremberg Philharmonic Orchestra from 1993 to 1998. He was awarded the
German Critics’ Prize in 1990.
Kloke’s artistic work centres above all
on modern music and realising new conceptual approaches to music; in Freiburg,
Bochum and Nuremberg he organised and conducted large-scale cycles of