Conductor, Arranger, Producer and Studio Musician
Recording in progress! Frank Strobel is in his element when it comes to playing, producing and broadcasting live. Highly concentrated and precise, he puts his sound ideas into practice and will be chief conductor of the WDR Funkhausorchester from autumn 2021.
The cooperation of Frank Strobel (54) with the WDR Funkhausorchester has been successfully proven since 2011, and both sides look forward to the future with anticipation: Head of Department Dr. Christoph Stahl: "I am very pleased that we will be able to intensify the wonderful cooperation with this versatile and highly exciting artist in the coming years.
"We have realised countless projects with each other - and in such different ways as only very few orchestras can do", says Frank Strobel. "The WDR Funkhausorchester is the ideal partner for me. The orchestra is a "media orchestra" in the best sense of the word - it plays on the concert stage, the studio, the virtual media - all in the same high quality, with conviction and truthfulness. And this equally great openness and absolute dedication to the respective project - that's what I love so much about this orchestra".
Frank Strobel was born in Munich in 1966 and lives in Berlin and Lyon. His immense musical spectrum is reflected in his discography: in the field of entertainment he has developed numerous concert projects and tours with artists such as Udo Lindenberg, Dominique Horwitz, Max Mutzke, Max Raabe, Lyambiko as well as Rabih Abou-Kalil.
"Film in Concert" programmes have taken him to London's Royal Albert Hall (with the science fiction film MATRIX), La Scala in Milan, the Cologne Philharmonic Hall and the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, among others. It is thanks to him that numerous silent film classics have been musically reconstructed and the artistically high-quality film scores have been recorded in the studio with, among others, the WDR Funkhausorchester and made available to a worldwide audience. A highlight was the world premiere of the reconstructed Metropolis film at the Berlinale 2010.
Frank Strobel works as a consultant for the silent film programme of ZDF/arte and has been artistic director of the cultural institution EUROPEAN FILM PHILHARMONY since 2000, which he co-founded and which has rendered outstanding services to a historically informed performance practice of film music.
The German association of music critics‘ award „Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik“ awarded the CD
"Transitions" - Capustin / Schnittke Eckart…
The first part of the long-awaited feature film version of the French fantasy series "Kaamelott" has been shot - and now the cinemas are closed! But…
An atmospheric view of the two "Drama" concerts on 1 and 2 October with Frank Strobel and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich at the Tonhalle Maag.
„An urge to record!“ – a small insight into the recordings of the recently released CD "transitions“ with the rsb, Frank Strobel and Eckart Runge,…
It is on sale since 7.8.2020 - the latest Capriccio release "transitions" continues the extensive Schnittke series by Frank Strobel, the…
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The renowned Krakow Film Music Festival goes online. See the recording of the gala "Animations" (2016) with Frank Strobel on Sunday, may 31st here…
From 26.5.-1.6.2020, the festival's youtube platform and facebook page will feature some highlights of the last festival years, alternating with live…
An unusual honour for a German conductor: on 24 January 2020 Frank Strobel will take over the musical direction of a French film music concert of…
"The Long Night - Exodus to Hollywood" at the Alte Oper Frankfurt with the HR-Sinfonieorchester, Frank Strobel and many other participants on 14 and…
A very interesting documentary about the reconstruction and production of "La Roue" on ARTE, directed by Virginie Apirou.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie Paris
Orchestre de Paris, Frank Strobel
October 9 & 10, 2019
A lovingly conceived Chaplin film…