In 2023 Fabian Enders was awarded as a conductor with 1st prizes at the Beethoven International Music Competition (categories modern and romantic), at the World Grand Prix Music Contest, at the Schubert International Music Competition and Bach International Music Competition (two 1st prizes). As a composer, he received a 1st prize at the Classical Music Aritsts Award.
In July 2022 Fabian Enders became one of the prize winners at the Bucharest Music Institute International Conducting Competition and made his debut with the Bucharest Symphony Orchestra. The award is accompanied by invitations as a guest conductor to Romania.
In 2021 / 2022 Enders will conduct concerts of the Brno Philharmonic, the Halle Staatskapelle and the Sturm und Drang Orchestra, of which he is Artistic Director. He is working for the first time with the NDR Vokalensemble in Hamburg and was a finalist in the 2021 International Only Stage Conducting Competition. In October 2022, a complete recording of Beethoven’s drama music „Die Weihe des Hauses“ was released in cooperation between Deutschlandfunk Kultur and Profiledition by Hänssler. In 2021 he was appointed music director.
Nominated as „Conductor of the Year“ for the OPUS KLASSIK in 2021, among other awards, the performer has been attracting growing interest from audiences and the press for several years. His repertoire includes operas, symphonies and vocal symphonies of the 18th-21st centuries as well as unknown symphonies and solo concertos of early music. One focus of his work is as Artistic Director of the Sturm und Drang Orchestra, the Saxon Chamber Choir and the Saxon Soloists‘ Association.
Concerts and recordings under his direction are repeatedly praised by the press as „highly impressive“ and „moving“ „suggestive“ „with never flagging tension and depth of feeling“ of „dramatic creative power“ and „subtle interpretation“ (FONO FORUM, Leipziger Volkszeitung and others). Since 2019, several recordings under his direction have been nominated for the OPUS KLASSIK in the categories „World Premiere Recording of the Year“ and „Choral Recording of the Year“.
After graduating from the Berlin Händel-Gymnasium, Enders studied orchestral conducting in Leipzig and successfully graduated as a graduate conductor. At the International Mendelssohn Academy as well as at the Mozarteum Summer Academy in Salzburg he perfected his studies (master student of Kurt Masur and Peter Gülke) also in the field of lied interpretation (master student of Peter Schreier). His close and long-lasting collaboration with Peter Schreier, whose last recording they were able to realise together, had a particularly lasting influence on him.
During his studies he conducted the MDR Symphony Orchestra and the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra several times. His first engagements took him to the Chemnitz Opera and the Erzgebirgische Philharmonie; he made his debut with Weber’s „Freischütz“. He then took over the direction of the Mitteldeutsche Virtuosen (modern instruments). Successful performances of the oratorios „Elijah“, „Paul“, „Christ the Risen“ and Bach’s passions in the Thomaskirche Leipzig characterised the following years. Since 2017 he has worked frequently with the RIAS Kammerchor, accompanying the ensemble as Chorus Master to the Musikverein Vienna and the Mozartwoche Salzburg (CD recordings with works by Haydn and Mozart), among others. Enders has conducted concerts with the Staatskapelle Halle, the Mitteldeutsche Kammerorchester, the Rundfunkchor Berlin, the Leipzig Symphony Orchestra, the Salzburg Chamber Soloists, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Cottbus State Theatre, the Bachcollegium Stuttgart, the Kammerphilharmonie Odessa, the Philharmonie Neubrandenburg, the Kammerakademie Halle, the Leipzig Baroque Orchestra, the Monteverdi Choir Hamburg and others.
Assistencies and rehearsals have taken him to Vienna, Berlin, Salzburg and Dresden with orchestras and conductors such as Yutaka Sado (Tonkünstler Orchestra) Peter Schreier (Dresden Kapellsolisten), Iván Fischer (Budapest Festival Orchestra), Robin Ticciati, René Jacobs, Gottfried von der Goltz (Freiburger Barockorchester) and Helmuth Rilling.
CD recordings of the conductor have been released by Hänssler (Profil Edition), Rondeau Productions, querstand, harmonia mundi. Concert recordings and productions have been broadcast by Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Österreich 1 (Ö 1), Radio France, BBC, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Hessischer Rundfunk, SWR2, Kulturradio of RBB, NDR and MDR.
Enders is a scholarship holder of the Bayreuth Festival, the Bachwoche Ansbach and the International Summer Academy Mozarteum Salzburg as well as a member of the board of trustees of the Raphael Foundation.