Valentin Egel is General Music Director of the Croatian National Theatre Rijeka and the Rijeka Symphony Orchestra.
He was born 1994 into a musical family in Germany and studied conducting at the Franz Liszt University of Music in Weimar. He has participated in masterclasses with Teodor Currentzis, Peter Gülke and Gabriel Feltz, to mention a few.
He was Artistic Director of the KHG Student Orchestra Freiburg and conductor of the Young Chamber Philharmonie Berlin. Amongst others collaborations have included conducting with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Leipzig, the German Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, the Radio-Television Orchestra of Croatia, and the BBC Philharmonic Manchester.
Valentin Egel is first prize winner of the 7th Interntional Competition for young Conductors Lovro von Matačić, of the MDR Sinfonieorchester Conducting Competition and of the conducting competiton Campus Dirigieren. Furthermore he is a member of the Deutsche Dirigentenforum since 2017. From 2020 on he is listed on the artists list Maestros von morgen of the Deutscher Musikrat.