Rolf Beck / Conductor

The world premiere of Penderecki’s St. Luke Passion in Münster Cathedral in 1966 had a deciding influence on Rolf Beck who was still a young student at the time.  Under the impression of this magnificent performance the budding lawyer resolved to further pursue his enthusiasm for classical music.  After successfully completing his law studies he decided to take a conducting course in the class of Helmuth Rilling.  In 1972 Rolf Beck founded the Marburg Vocal Ensemble and this soon became one of the leading German ensembles, winning many national and international prizes with him as chorus director.  He also founded the Chorus of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and this too soon achieved great international acclaim.  Many tours in Germany and abroad as well as several CD recordings under the baton of renowned conductors testify to Rolf Beck’s successful work.