Jonathan Stockhammer

In just a few years, Jonathan Stockhammer has made a name for himself in the worlds of opera, symphonic repertoire, and contemporary music. As a superb communicator, he has a great talent not only for presenting concerts but also for working on an equal footing with a variety of performers – whether they are young musicians and rappers or stars such as Imogen Heap or the Pet Shop Boys. Opera is central to his work. The operas he has conducted, including Zemlinsky‘s ›Eine florentinische Tragödie‹, Sciarrino‘s ›Luci mie traditrici‹ and ›Monkey: Journey to the West‹ by Damon Albarn, identify him as a conductor who welcomes and masters the difficulties presented by complex scores and special, interdisciplinary productions. Aside from conducting classical and romantic masterpieces and contemporary classical works, he enjoys delving into music that blurs the boundaries between classical music, rock, pop, and hip-hop. His CD ›Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions‹ with Ensemble Modern (RCA, 2003), featuring works by Frank Zappa, won an Echo Klassik Award. His live recording of ›The New Crystal Silence‹ with Chick Corea, Gary Burton and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra won a Grammy in 2009.. Highlights of the 2021/22 season include his debuts with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra as well as return visits to the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (DSO), the Dresdner Philharmonie, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Filharmonia Szczecin, the Sinfonieorchester Basel and the Orchestre de l'opéra national de Lorraine. He will premiere a new oratorio by Thomas Kessler and conduct performances at the Musikfest Bern, the ZeitRäume Basel and at Wien Modern. As part of the „CONNECT – The Audience as artist“ project, he will perform ›Night Shift‹ by Cathy Milliken with Ensemble Modern, London Sinfonietta, Asko/Schönberg and the Remix Ensemble Casa da Música. 2021/2022 season