Geoffrey Moull

Geoffrey Moull

Geoffrey Moull is Music Director of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. With an increasing artistic reputation built solidly on audience success, the ensemble has grown to become one of the best regional orchestras in the country. Under the direction of Mr. Moull, the CBC now broadcasts the TBSO regularly on national radio; their CD recording of Canadian compositions Variations on a Memory was nominated for a Juno Award in 2005.

Prior to his Thunder Bay appointment, Mr. Moull was Principal Conductor of the Bielefeld Philharmonic Orchestra and Opera in Germany. His international conducting career has included performances with such renowned ensembles as the Southwest German Radio Orchestra, the State Opera Hannover, the State Opera Berlin, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Pays de la Loire, the Metz Opera, the German Rhine Opera, the Luxemburg Opera, the San Remo Symphony, the Szombathely Symphony, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, the Springfield Symphony and the International May Festival in Wiesbaden.

Mr. Moull's innovative spirit has led him to program and conduct many premiere performances, and he is responsible for the rediscovery of important compositions of the 19th and 20th century, including works of Berlioz, Schumann, Mahler, D'Albert, Schreker, Martinu, Honegger, Krenek and Weill. In addition to recording for both radio and television, his world premiere CD recordings of Louis Spohr's Faust and Theo Loevendie's Esmée were received with international acclaim. Das Orchester, Germany's leading music magazine, wrote that "his interpretation was magnificent, with wonderful judging of phrasing, atmosphere and warmth" and he is the recipient of Opernwelt's "Opera Production of the Year" prize.

After earning a degree in conducting at McGill University in Montreal, Mr. Moull was awarded the coveted DAAD scholarship of the German government and completed post-graduate degrees in both conducting and piano at the State Hochschule für Musik in Detmold, Germany. He studied with Franco Ferrara, Sergiu Celibidache, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Edward Downes and Kyrill Kondrashin. In the course of his career, Mr. Moull was also Associate Music Director of the Münster Symphony and Opera and Principal Conductor of the Trier Symphony and Opera. Also active as a music educator, he was Music Director of the Orchestra of the State Hochschule für Musik in Münster and has given master classes for the State Music Councils of Bavaria and the Rhineland, and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Discussion Panels with Geoffrey Moull:

The Short End of the Stick
11/26/07 - 11/30/07

Oh Canada!
November 27 to December 1