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Jonathan Stark – Conductor

German Precision. Viennese Charm.

In his interpretations, the German conductor Jonathan Stark combines historically informed style competence with technical precision. As winner of the Athens International Conducting Competition 2019, he will make his debut with the Athens Philharmonia Orchestra and the Volksoper Wien in the 2020/21 season.

Jonathan Stark conducted contemporary ensemble works at the Vienna Musikverein and at the Wien Modern Festival. His work in the orchestra pit began in 2018 with Johann Strauss’ operetta “A Night in Venice”, followed by assistances at the Schlossfestspiele Langenlois and at the Volksoper Wien.

Jonathan Stark completed his conducting training in Vienna with Andreas Stoehr and supplemented it with master classes with Jorma Panula and Michalis Economou.

In August 2020, Jonathan Stark launched the StarkConductor Blog, where he has since been blogging about various aspects of classical music and engaging with audiences.

Béla Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, Sofia Philharmonic, Jonathan Stark

Blogposts

Deutschlands Kulturbaustellen
Jonathan Stark

Germany’s Cultural Construction Sites

In today’s blog post I present three cultural construction sites in Germany. These are “construction sites” in the truest sense of the word – the opera houses in Bayreuth and Stuttgart are being renovated, and a new concert hall is being built in Munich.

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Jonathan Stark

Conductor’s Tools 2: the Tailcoat

Along with the baton, the tailcoat is probably the most eye-catching trademark of a conductor – even though not all conductors wear tailcoats regularly any more. A few thoughts on the history, meaning and purpose of this festive garment.

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2020/21 Season

Volksoper Wien_heute

Volksoper Wien
Lortzing, Zar und Zimmermann
31 March, 08 April 2021

Athens Philharmonia Orchestra
Debut