The German conductor, Klaus-Jürgen Etzold, studied school music, Anglistik and musicology in Hannover.
From 1978 to 1986 Klaus-Jürgen Etzold was artistic assistant of Professor Heinz Hennig in the Knabenchor Hannover. In 1980 he was co-founder and from 1985 also singer in the Orlando di Lasso-Ensemble Hannover. He has participated in conducting courses with Helmuth Rilling, Laszlo Heltay, Marinus Voorberg, Heinz Hennig, Eric Ericson, Gary Bertini and Andrew Parrott.
Klaus-Jürgen Etzold is the founder and director of the Junges Vokalensembles Hannover. He is director of studies at the Matthias-Claudius-Gymnasium in Gehrden and at the same time since 1991 specialised leader for music at the Studio Seminar Hannover II for the teaching profession at High Schools. Beyond that he is active as an honorary professor for music teaching at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover.
Klaus-Jürgen Etzold received the "Conductor Prize for outstanding artistic achievements" in 1994 in Riva del Garda, Italy. He has given courses for early music and for conducting in his homeland and abroad, recently conducting seminars for the Deutschen Musikrat in Zagreb/Croatia.