Prof. Wolfgang Kurz, born 1954, studied conducting with Prof. Jan Koetsier and Prof. Hermann Michael at the Academy of Music in Munich as well as in classes with Sergiu Celibidache. In addition, he received a Bachelor of Philosophy at the Academy of Philosophy in Munich.
He started his musical career at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich as a coach and musical assistant of the General Music Director (highest ranking conductor at the Bavarian State Opera) Wolfgang Sawallisch. After six years as a conductor at the Hessen State Theater in Wiesbaden from 1980 to 1986 he was engaged at the Würzburg Theater.
Since 1988 Wolfgang Kurz has been lecturer of conducting at the Würzburg Music Academy. In addition, he was a teacher in the Frankfurt/Main Music Academy from 1992 to 1993. Wolfgang Kurz received several invitations as a visiting Professor for conducting through the European ERASMUS (European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) Programme which included giving masterclasses in Porto (Portugal), Salamanca (Spain), and Monopoli (Italy).
Beside his many duties as guest conductor of various orchestras, he also performs as a Lied accompanist.