Gordon Safari is a multitalented musician and currently lives in Salzburg/Austria.
The main focus of Gordon Safari’s artistic activities is his work with the Ensemble BachWerkVokal, which he founded in 2015 and which soon was perceived by critics as one of the most interesting new ensembles for historical performance. In 2019 the debut-CD “Cantate Domino” was released with the label MDG and received outstanding reviews internationally from music journalists.
Gordon Safari represents the young generation of conductors who are dedicated to making music in a direct, communicative and energetic way. In addition to that, he distinguishes himself with a wide range of repertoire and profound knowledge of style and works. Among others, he worked with the Symphony Orchestra Hannover, the State Orchestra Hannover, the Prussian Chamber Orchestra Potsdam and the Orchestra of the Tyrol Festival.
In 2020 Gordon Safari founded the Kammeroper Salzburg together with Konstantin Paul and Michael Hofer-Lenz. It addresses in particular the music theatre of the 20th and 21st centuries and won international acclaim with its productions. Safari’s work as a composer comprises of chamber music, choral music, sinfonies, and opera. In recent years his focus has turned towards the genre of electronic composition.
As an organist he has worked closely together with the cellist Hannah Vinzens for many years. In June 2021 the duo will release the complete works for violoncello and organ by Oskar Wermann (1840-1906) with the label MDG.
Safari studied conducting, music theory, composition, and sacred music at the HMTMH Hannover. He has received multiple awards, including the Lower Saxony Culture Prize for his outstanding artistic achievements. Since 2014 he has worked as head of music for the diocese of the Protestant Church of Salzburg & the Tyrol. As of 2020 he has also stepped into the role of teaching at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg.