"Without music, life would be a blank to me." - Jane Austen

Steven Sloane

The American conductor STEVEN SLOANE has been chief conductor of the Bochum Symphony Orchestra since 1994. From 2007 to 2013, he was also principal conductor of the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. He has performed as a guest conductor with San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, Hessischer Rundfunk Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra London, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Steven Sloane is a much sought-after opera conductor, whose repertoire includes works that are seldom performed, such as Shostakovich’s Cheryomushki and Schumann’s Genoveva, as well as more traditional works like Tosca, Falstaff  and Tristan und Isolde. Recent highlights include a new production of L’amour des trois oranges (Robert Carsen - Berlin), the American  premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s opera Anna Nicole (New York) and Madama Butterfly (Copenhagen), as well as Bluebeard’s Castle and Dido and Aeneas (Barrie Kosky – Frankfurt), both of which were performed again in Los Angeles in 2014. Sloane has directed the Spoleto Festival and was artistic director of Opera North and Ruhr2010. In September 2010, at Ruhr2010, he conducted the world premiere of Hans Werner Henze’s Gisela!, directed by Pierre Audi, and led a choir of 65,000 people. He has received the Deutscher Musikverlegerverband award for best concert programme on two occasions

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Waiting for Miss Monroe
Dutch National Opera / Netherlands Chamber Orchestra / Marc Albrecht
Beethoven: Violin Concertos
Antje Weithaas / Stavanger Symfoniorkester