Trinity International Concert Choir

Since 2022: Steffen-Michael Bücher

Meet TICC’s new choir director since May 2022: Steffen-Michael Bücher

Dr. Bücher received his musical inclination from the cradle, since his grandparents were pianists, a renown piano duo heard throughout the concert and broadcasting worlds.

As a five-year-old he received his first piano instruction. In 1987 he won his first prize at the “Jugend musiziert” competition. This was followed by awards such as the “Begabtenförderung” of the city of Ladenburg, selection for MDR television recordings of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Halle in 1996 as well as other top prizes and scholarships.

Bücher is a graduate in studies of piano, voice, and conducting. In addition to his artistic-academic training, he finalized and fulfilled his teacher train-ing studies in both music and physical education, completing both first and second state examinations.

His extensive studies have been rounded out by master classes with such notables as Sir Colin Davis, Helmuth Rilling (Stuttgart), Thomas Choir cantor Georg Christoph Biller (Leipzig), Peter Feuchtwanger (London), Konrad and Rudolf Meister (Hanover/Mannheim), Oskar Milani (Nuremberg), among others.

Following years of performing in recitals and concerts with various orchestras as both soloist and conductor in both Germany and abroad, Bücher made his opera debut in 2002.

Besides being a versatile musical performer, he has also been engaged in several cultural enterprises, both in directorial and management positions. He worked for the Hessian Ministry of Culture as well as for the Hessian Broadcasting Corporation, has been appointed to various committees, and is a juror for musical competitions.

In 2023, he was awarded his PhD at the Department of Neurology at the University of Heidelberg.