Lena-Lisa Wüstendörfer is Music Director of the Swiss Orchestra and has been shaping the concert activities of the Andermatt Concert Hall since 2022 as Artistic Director of Andermatt Music. As a guest conductor, Lena-Lisa Wüstendörfer is in demand internationally. Engagements have taken her to renowned orchestras such as the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra, Musikkollegium Winterthur, to the Filharmonia Pomorska, Camerata Schweiz, Basel Sinfonietta, Sinfonietta Bern, Sinfonietta de Lausanne, Sinfonietta Cracovia, the Bern Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Corund Luzern, the Orchestre Symphonique du Jura, Orchestra of Europe, Capriccio Baroque Orchestra, Zakhar Bron Festival Orchestra, Copenhagen Philharmonic and the Odense Symphony Orchestra.
In recent seasons, Lena-Lisa Wüstendörfer has performed regularly with the Swiss Orchestra and soloists Oliver Schnyder, Heinz Holliger, Marie-Claude Chappuis, Alina Pogostkina, Alice Belugou, Christoph Pfändler and Noldi Alder in established concert halls in Switzerland such as the Tonhalle Zurich, the Casino Bern, the Stadtcasino Basel or the Victoria Hall Geneva and has appeared in the Auditorium Nacional d'España or Kursaal San Sebastián.
In addition to her concert activities, Lena-Lisa Wüstendörfer publishes in the field of reception and interpretation history, especially on Gustav Mahler and Felix Weingartner. According to the Neue Zürcher Zeitung NZZ, the volume she edited, Mahler-Interpretation heute (edition text + kritik 2015), is among the "most fascinating" published on recent Mahler reception. In June 2019, the same publisher published the monograph Klingender Zeitgeist on Mahler's Fourth Symphony, which was reviewed as a "groundbreaking" and "highly stimulating pioneering work" (Stifter Jahrbuch). She has repeatedly lectured at the University of Basel. Born in Zurich in 1983, Lena-Lisa Wüstendörfer studied violin and conducting at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel and musicology and economics at the University of Basel, where she also earned her doctorate. She deepened her conducting studies with Sylvia Caduff and Sir Roger Norrington and was assistant conductor to Claudio Abbado. She was a scholarship holder of the Swiss Study Foundation, the Akademie Musiktheater heute of the Deutsche Bank Foundation and the Ernst Göhner Foundation.