Born near Augsburg in 1953, the musician began his career as a violinist in the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, of which he has been a member since September 1, 1977.
Greatly inspired by his intensive collaboration with personalities like Rafael Kubelík, Leonard Bernstein, Riccardo Muti, Carlo Maria Giulini, Bernard Haitink, Sir Colin Davis, Carlos Kleiber and especially Lorin Maazel, Wolfgang Gieron ventured the great leap from the violin section to the podium and founded the Klassische Philharmonie Erding in a Munich suburb, an orchestra made up of musicians from Munich orchestras. In a series of concerts, operatic performances and CD recordings, he and the orchestra have established an excellent reputation over the course of the years.
Gieron’s collaboration with Maazel is particularly intensive. He took over for him in May of 1997 with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI in Turin, and in the autumn of 1997 he conducted the world première of Maazel’s “Music for Violin and Orchestra” on tour with the Young German Philharmonic in Rome. Wolfgang Gieron was invited to appear with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks in Italy, appeared with the Vienna Philharmonic at the festivals in Salzburg and Lucerne and has conducted concerts with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
Beyond this, there were appearances with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks in the autumn of 2000 in Tokyo and at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Wolfgang Gieron’s repertoire ranges from the baroque era all the way to contemporary music and comprises both the operatic genre as well as symphonic literature.