A Mannheim native, Jan-Paul Reinke completed his conducting studies (orchestra and opera) with Prof. Michael Luig and Prof. Stephan Wehr at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne in 2016. Several master classes, amongst others with Michael Luig, Klaus Eisenmann, Klaus Arp, Alexander Rumpf, as well as several assistant positions perfected his musical education. Between 2013 and 2015 he was assistant to Prof. Stephan Wehr and conducted opera perfomances of the “Drei Einakter” (“Three One-act Plays”) by Ernst Krenek and „L’elisir d’amore” by Gaetano Donizetti. Numerous first performances took place under his direction. During the course of the German-Brasilian Year 2014 he conducted German first performances of several orchestral works by Eduard G. Alvares and Paulo Alvares.
Jan-Paul Reinke was conductor of the chamber orchestra of Bonn-Roettgen, Sinfonietta104 Koeln performed under his conductorship between 2011 and 2013 and again in 2014. Several concerts and projects were implemented together with the musical college orchestras in Cologne and Stuttgart, the Niederrheinische Sinfoniker, the Bergischen Symphonikern, the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, the Philharmonie Suedwestfalen and the Kurpfaelzische Kammerorchester, where he is a regular guest conductor. Concert tours to several European Countries and to Australia are part of his artistic career. In 2017 he was appointed as lecturer in orchestra conducting at the College of Music in Freiburg. Since 2018 he has been the conductor of the Mannheim Stamitz Orchestra. Jan-Paul Reinke is cofounder and musical director of CoGNiMUS Collektiv e.V. in Cologne. Since 2016, he has been conductor of the Mannheim Youth Orchestra JugendSinfonieOrchesters Mannheim (JSOM) at Musikschule Mannheim.