Desar Sulejmani, Artistic Director & Conductor

German Rhine Philharmonic Orchestra (DE)

East Bavarian Youth Symphonic Orchestra (DE)

European Summer Music Academy (KS)

Desar Sulejmani, Pianist and Conductor lives and works in Germany for more than 21 years. He has performed in many European countries, Asia and in South Africa as a Concert Pianist, Conductor and a member of several Chamber Ensembles.


He has studied Piano (Prof. Till Engel), Chamber Music (Andreas Reiner & Jürgen Kußmaul) and Conducting (David de Villiers) at the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen and the Robert Schumann Music University in Düsseldorf, Germany. Desar Sulejmani has also attended a number of masterclasses with Peter Feutchwanger, Charles Spencer, Axel Bauni, Emille Cantor, Jürgen Kußmaul, Sir Roger Norrington, Sylvain Cambreling, Steven Sloane.


His conducting career began in 2003 and since he has conducted various orchestras in Germany and abroad, such as Youth Philharmonic of Neuwied, Heinrich Heine Symphonic Orchestra Düsseldorf, Bochumer Symphoniker, Bergische Symphoniker, Neue Westfälische Philharmonie, German Rhine Philharmonic Orchestra, Cologne Orchestra Society, Folkwang Chamber Orchestra Essen, National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan, Hradec Kralove Philharmonic Orchestra, Como Lake Philharmonic Orchestra, North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Brasov Philharmonic Orchestra, Euro Sinfonietta Wien, Symphony Orchestra of Albanian Broadcasting Company, Kosovo Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra of National Opera and Ballet Theatre in Tirana, Albania, and Rotary Orchestra Germany.


In addition, Desar Sulejmani has worked as a Pianist and Conductor in several Opera Theatres in Germany, (Aalto Theater, Essen, Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen, Städtische Bühnen, Wuppertal, Operhaus Köln), Albania (National Theatre of Opera and Ballet, Tirana), Usbekistan (A. Navoi Opera Theatre, Tashkent).


He has also performed among others, with Andreas Reiner, Camilla Nylund, Frank Lloyd, Helge Slaato, David de Villiers, Frank Reinecke, Claudius Tanski, Hermann Baumann, Caroline Merz, Giuseppe Altomare, Caroline Stein, Fionnuala McCarthy, James Tolksdorf, Inga Britt Andersson, Musa Nkuna, Sabine Grofmeier, Ermonela Jaho, Caroline Merz.


In October 2013 the Label Farao Classics has released the CD “Mendelssohn’s World” with all Mendelssohn’s Sonatas for Violin and Piano performed by Andreas Reiner, Violin and Desar Sulejmani, Piano.


In October 2015 Desar Sulejmani was the Music Director and the Conductor of “Carmina Burana” of Karl Orff, a new Ballet Production with the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Tirana, Albania and a choreography of the well-known Hungarian choreographer, Youri Vamos. This new production of the Carmina Burana, which involved more than 200 musicians and artists of the ballet troop, choir and the orchestra was a premier and as an unique venture. It was an open event and with three more performances, Carmina Burana of Desar Sulejmani and Youri Vamos was one of the most important events of the German October 2015 in Tirana.


In May 2016 Desar Sulejmani was the Music Director and conductor of the Magic Flute, a new production of the Joburg Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Magic Flute was acclaimed by the audience and many critics of Johannesburg and abroad as a very successful production.


A very important aspect of Desar Sulejmani’s artistic career is the Academic Education of young musicians. He has led masterclasses as a pianist, vocal coach, chamber musician and conductor in Germany, Italy, Japan, Albania, Kosovo, Uzbekistan.


From 2014 Desar Sulejmani holds the position of Artistic Director of European Summer Music Academy in Kosovo.


In 2016 Desar Sulejmani founded the German Rhein Philharmonic Orchestra Deutsche Rhein-Phiharmonie and became its Artistic Director and Chief Conductor.


From 2017 Desar Sulejmani holds also the position of the Artistic Director of Pro Klassik Music Festival in Königswinter, Germany and from November 2018 he is the Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the East Bavarian Youth Symphonic Orchestra. 


Desar Sulejmani is the initiator and the co-founder of the Western Balkans Youth Orchestra, and its Artistic Director. 


Desar Sulejmani (Photo: Mimoza Veliu)
Desar Sulejmani (Photo: Mimoza Veliu)