The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has announced the extension of Principal Guest Conductor MARKUS STENZ’s contract through the end of the 2018-19 season. His initial three-year contract began in the 2015-16 season. Stenz also serves as principal conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor-in-residence of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. Until the summer of 2014, he was Gurzenich-Kapellmeister and general music director of the City of Cologne, and principal guest conductor of the Halle. Previous positions include artistic director and chief conductor of the Melbourne Symphony, music director of the Montepulciano Festival, and principal conductor of the London Sinfonietta. Trained at the School of Music in Cologne under Volker Wangenheim and at Tanglewood with Leonard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa, Stenz has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Northern College of Music and the Silberne Stimmgabel of the state of North Rhein/Westphalia. Recent engagements have taken Stenz from São Paulo to Shanghai.
Posted April 10, 2018