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Jonathan Stockhammer

Jonathan Stockhammer has made a name for himself on both sides of the Atlantic in the world of opera, classical symphonies and contemporary music.
Stockhammer has made a name for himself on both sides of the Atlantic. As an excellent communicator, he brings a particular
talent for moderating concerts and establishing an eye-to-eye working relationship with a wide range of performers.
whether in large opera production teams, with young musicians, young rappers or stars like Bully Herbig
or stars like Bully Herbig and the Pet Shop Boys.
The list of his opera conductorships, including Zemlinsky's A Florentine Tragedy, Sciarrino's Luci mie traditrici and Monkey:
Journey to the West by Damon Albarn, shows him to be a conductor who welcomes complex scores and cross-genre productions as a challenge.
productions as a welcome challenge and masters them. Since 1998, he has been a regular guest at the Opéra de Lyon
de Lyon, where he recently conducted Ravel's L'heure espagnole. In 2009 he performed two works by Wolfgang Rihm with the Stuttgart Radio
two works by Wolfgang Rihm, Proserpina and Deus Passus. In 2013, he made his New York City Opera debut in Thomas
Adès' Powder her Face. In 2016 he made his first guest appearance at the Vienna State Opera for a new production of Peter Eötvös' Tri Sestri (Three Sisters).
Vienna State Opera, to which he returned in spring 2020. In 2019 he made his opera house debut with the world premiere of Michael Pelzel's
Last Call his debut at Zurich Opera House, to which he returns in the 2021/22 season. After the new production of
Philip Glass's Satyagraha, directed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, at the Komische Oper Berlin and Theater Basel, he opened
he opened the 2019/2020 Basel season with Luigi Nono's Al gran sole carico d'amore.
In the symphonic field, Jonathan Stockhammer has conducted numerous renowned orchestras, including the Oslo
Philharmonic Orchestra, the NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, the hr-Sinfonieorchester, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra,
the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Czech Philharmonic. He has appeared at festivals such as the Salzburg Festival, the
Lucerne Festival, the Schwetzingen Festival, the Donaueschingen Music Festival, the Venice Biennale, the Wiener Festwochen and
Vienna Festival and Wien Modern.
He has a special preference for productions that defy the usual categorisations. These include
Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions, a CD with works by Frank Zappa with the Ensemble Modern (RCA, 2003), which
ECHO Klassik award, as well as concerts and a recording of the new soundtrack to Sergei
Eisenstein's film Battleship Potemkin by and with the Pet Shop Boys. The live recording he conducted, The New
Crystal Silence with Chick Corea, Gary Burton and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra won a Grammy in 2009. Very
collaboration with rapper Saul Williams on Said the Shotgun to the Head, a composition by Thomas Kessler.
composition by Thomas Kessler, which Jonathan Stockhammer performed with the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, the RSO Stuttgart and the Oslo Philharmonic.
Oslo Philharmonic.
Highlights of the 2020/2021 season include his debuts with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and the
Queensland Symphony Orchestra, re-invitations to the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (DSO), the Dresdner
the Dresden Philharmonic, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Filharmonia Szczecin, the Basel Symphony Orchestra and the
Orchestre de l'opéra national de Lorraine. He is launching a new oratorio by Thomas Kessler and will perform it at the Bern Music Festival
at the Musikfest Bern, at ZeitRäumen Basel and at Wien Modern. Within the framework of "CONNECT - The Audience as
artist" he directs Night Shift by Cathy Milliken with Ensemble Modern, London Sinfonietta, Asko/Schönberg and the Remix
Ensemble Casa da Música.
Jonathan Stockhammer first studied Chinese and political science, later composition and conducting in his hometown of Los Angeles.
his hometown Los Angeles. While still a student, he stood in for several concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and subsequently
and subsequently assisted the principal conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen. After completing his studies, he moved to Germany
and developed close artistic relationships with well-known European ensembles such as the Ensemble Modern,
the Collegium Novum Zurich and the Ensemble Resonanz.

concerts featuring Jonathan Stockhammer