Conductor | North American Representation, Public Relations
November 5, 2015
Markus Stenz Joins Kirshbaum Associates Roster

“Stenz exuded endless energy from the podium. Even in moments of lyrical reflection, he kept a sense of tension going, so that the music seemed capable of sprinting off again at any moment.” - The Baltimore Sun

Chief Conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra since 2012, Stenz began his tenure as Principal Guest Conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the start of the 2015 -16 season. 

Trained at the School of Music in Cologne under Volker Wangenheim and at Tanglewood with Leonard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa, Stenz was previously General Music Director of the City of Cologne and Gürzenich-Kapellmeister, Principal Guest Conductor of the Hallé Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Montepulciano Festival, Principal Conductor of the London Sinfonietta and Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. 

He made his debut as an opera conductor at La Fenice in Venice and has since conducted many world premieres and first performances including Henze’s Das Verratene Meer in Berlin, Venus und Adonis at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and L’Upupa at the 2003 Salzburg Festival. Markus Stenz has appeared at many of the world’s major opera houses and international festivals including La Scala in Milan, La Monnaie in Brussels, English National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Stuttgart Opera, Frankfurt Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Edinburgh International Festival, the Bregenz Festival (with the world premiere of Solaris by Detlev Glanert in July 2012) and Salzburg Festival.

Markus Stenz conducts many of the world’s leading orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig, Berlin Philharmonic, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Vienna Symphony, NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo and the Symphony Orchestras of the Bayerische Rundfunk, the HR, the WDR and the NDR.  In the United States, he has led the Chicago, St. Louis and Boston Symphonies and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, among others. 

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