Laurentius Bonitz | Previous Positions & Activities

  • 1992 -1995 director of Wuppertaler Sinfonieorchester with responsibility for: conception and realization of symphony concerts and concert series (workshop / family / school
  • concerts, special events and tours including guest performances with Tanztheater Pina Bausch at Opéra
  • Garnier de Paris, etc.);
  • CD-productions;
  • reopening of the Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal in December 1995
  • (in collaboration with Radio WDR Cologne and DeutschlandRadio Berlin).
  • 1991/1992
  • artistic director of Europäisches Musikfest in Lingen/Ems including Europäischer Kompositionspreis für Streichquartett in cooperation with the Akademie der Künste Berlin, NDR and DeutschlandRadio Berlin (chairman of the jury: Rolf Liebermann).
  • 1982-1992
  • member and managing director of the Sonare Quartet with numerous concerts, radio- and TVtransmissions
  • as well as CD-productions, awards: Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik and Prix Repertoire (Paris), Favorites of 1989 (USA);
  • foundation of an own concert cycle for the quartet at Schloss Babenhausen with focus on contemporary music.
  • 1981/82
  • artistic direction of Internationale Cembalotage Blickpunkt Orangerie in Darmstadt as well as of the Darmstädter Sommerkonzerte and the cycle Ancient Music.
  • 1976-1991
  • member (leader second violin) and orchestral board member of the Orchester des Staatstheaters
  • Darmstadt and regular guest musician at Radio Symphonie Orchester Frankfurt.
  • 1975/76
  • guest contracts with Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Heilbronner Kammerorchester and Ensemble 13 Baden-Baden.
  • 1973-1975
  •  managing director of Kammerorchester Tibor Varga with responsibility for creation of various concert
  • series in Bielefeld, Stift Fischbeck Hameln and Detmold as well as for International touring.
  • 1971-1975
  • member (violin) of the Kammerorchester Tibor Varga. 


Sinfonieorchesters Wuppertal  

Pina Bausch

Opéra Garnier de Paris

Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal


DeutschlandRadio Berlin


Akademie der Künste Berlin


Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik

Sinfonieorchester des Hessischen Rundfunks Orchester

Staatstheaters Darmstadt

Stuttgarter Kammerorchester

Heilbronner Kammerorchester

Ensemble 13 Baden-Baden

Tibor Varga