Johannes Löhner currently acts as Artistic Manager & CEO of the International Salon Project, and has been named Music Director of the Regensburg Chamber Orchestra beginning in 2019, following a successful two-year tenure as Resident Guest Conductor. He also holds an Adjunct Professorship at the Hochschule für Musik in Nuremberg.

Since January 2016, Löhner has been mentored by Sir Roger Norrington in a unique Fellowship which has brought him in contact with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Stuttgart Radio-Symphony, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, NDR Elbphilharmonie, DSO Berlin, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and other ensembles, allowing him to deepen his knowledge of historical performance practice, and expand his own repertoire.

Johannes Löhner stands for a new generation of classical music-making. The 27-year-old German-American conductor from Washington DC speaks five languages, and has performed internationally. His experience encompasses symphonic repertoire as well as operatic works, ranging from performance practice to world premieres. Notable achievements range from collaboration with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra in 2014, to the initiation of a significant project with the Carl Orff Foundation in 2016, and creative work such as the completion of a new solo piano transcription to Dancing Fauns for the Schott publishing house in 2017. During 2015, Johannes Löhner acted as Assistant Conductor and Répétiteur to Christian von Gehren at the Carl Orff Festival in Andechs, and led a Masterclass on Improvisation with the Academy of the Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra. From 2014-2017, Löhner acted as Cover Conductor for the Hans Sachs Choir. He has given concerts with the Bad Reichenhaller Philharmonie since 2014, appearing as a guest conductor in several different series. Additionally, Johannes Löhner has performed with the West Bohemian Orchestra in Marienbad, the Conservatory Orchestra of Charkiv, and the Sinfonieorchester der Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg. Notable concerts included rarities such as Nino Rota's Divertimento Concertante, a silent film scored by Paul Hindemith, and the world premiere of a commissioned work by Lorenz Trottmann. From 2011-2013, Löhner served as Assistant Conductor of the Chapman Chamber Orchestra in Orange, California. Independently, he worked with the Chapman New Music Ensemble, concentrating on literature of the past 50 years, and premiering many works by student composers. Löhner also became closely associated with Opera Chapman, working on five different productions.

From 2014-2016, Johannes Löhner completed his Master's degree in Orchestral Conducting at the Hochschule für Musik in Nuremberg, Germany, where he studied with Guido Johannes Rumstadt. Previously, Löhner completed a Bachelor's in Los Angeles, where he graduated magna cum laude with a dual-degree in Music Performance from Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, receiving awards from the school for Instrumental Conducting and Piano Performance. He enjoyed an individualized education, working with six different teachers on a weekly basis. Johannes studied under Daniel Alfred Wachs, student of Otto-Werner Mueller. He also took weekly lessons in solo piano from Grace Fong, and completed a dual-degree in Keyboard Collaborative Arts with Dr. Louise Thomas. Additionally, he pursued studies as a lyric tenor with David Alt, student of the late French baritone Gérard Souzay.

Over many years, Johannes Löhner participated in Masterclasses around the world. He has worked with pedagogues like Mark Gibson, Ulrich Windfuhr, Simone Young, and Frank Strobel, among countless others. Born in Washington DC, Löhner taught himself to play the piano as a child. He benefited from a unique musical upbringing, and came in contact with artists like Lorin Maazel and Menahem Pressler at an early age. Johannes Löhner enjoys traveling, and also performs frequently as a pianist. In his free time, he studies Russian as well as Mandarin Chinese. Complementing his concert engagements, he is active as an entrepeneur around the world.