Founder and music director of Philharmonisches Kammerorchester Berlin,
Michael Zukernik has graduated Hochschule der Kuenste Berlin (the Higher
School of Arts in Berlin) also made opera and symphony postgraduate
conducting studies at the University for Music and Fine Arts in Venna.
He worked as solo-timpanist in Barcelona Symphony Orchestra (Spain)
Auckland Philharmonia (New Zealand). His conducting lessons
with Jorma Panula took place in
Finland, Sweden, Germany Russia,
Croatia etc. Further more Michael Zukernik took part in Masterclasses
with Colin Metters, Leif Segerstam, Otto Werner
Rozhdestvensky, Vladimir Ponkin, Gustav Meier, Janosh Fürst,
Sir Colin Davis, Pierre Boulez.
In 2002 Michael Zukernik founded his own orchestra
“Philharmonisches Kammerorchester Berlin” which performs regularly
Philharmonie Berlin and Konzerthaus Berlin and also acts as concert
Germany. In the season 2009/2010 promoted about 25
concerts and 30 Musicals were held at Philharmonie Berlin,
Konzerthaus Berlin, Berliner Dom, Gewandhaus
Beethovenhalle Bonn, Leizhalle Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Hannover
others. Michael Zukernik’s repertoire contains compositions
from the Baroque, to modern opera.
Michael Zukernik conducted the Orchestra Sinfonica di
Staatskapelle Weimar, Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal, Beethoven
Bonn, Nueremberger Symphony Orchestra, Goettingen
Symphony Orchestra, State
Academic Symphony Orchestra of
the Russian Federation (Государственный Академический
Симфонический Оркестр России), St.
Academic Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Symphony Orchestra,
Thüringen Philharmonie, Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, Berlin Sinfonietta
(Chamber Orchestra of Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin),
Philharmonie, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Prague,
Philharmonic Orchestra of KMV
in Kislovodsk (Russia), etc.
He was invited as a guest conductor with the Macao
China, and made a tour in New Zealand with Auckland Philharmonia.
2006 he went on tour to China where he conducted 10 concerts
in the most
important theaters as the Shanghai Opera House,
Beijing Cultural Centre, etc.
In 2010 he went on tour to South
Korea with Philharmonisches Kammerorchester
he conducted 9 concerts.
He speaks fluently Russian, German, English, French,
Hebrew and Spanish.
In free time he likes playing golf and yoga. He is married
and has two children.