EU Opera (in co-operation with Karsten Witt Musik Management Berlin)
American-Israeli conductor Steven Sloane is a visionary whose creative concepts and outstanding artistic merits have garnered respect in both artistic circles and in the realm of cultural politics. A student of Eugene Ormandy, Franco Ferrara, and Gary Bertini, he quickly set off for an international career and served as music director of the Spoleto Festival USA, Opera North in Leeds, and the American Composers Orchestra, as principal conductor of the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, as artistic director of “Ruhr.2010” Capital of Culture, and as principal guest conductor and artistic advisor of the Malmö Opera.

Between 1994 and 2021, Steven Sloane was General Music Director of the Bochum Symphony, which he transformed into one of Germany’s leading orchestras. He was instrumental in the building and realisation of the orchestra’s own music centre, the Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr, inaugurating the hall in 2016 to international acclaim. Other extraordinary achievements of his work with the Bochum Symphony include the exceptional production of Zimmermann's Die Soldaten at the Ruhrtriennale (2006) and at the New York Lincoln Center Festival (2008), the celebrated Mahler/Ives cycle at the Philharmonie Essen, and numerous CD projects, including the complete recording of Joseph Marx’s orchestral works. He will remain associated with the Bochum Symphony as honorary conductor.

In September 2020, Steven Sloane took up his new post as Music Director of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, introducing several new concert series and formats in his first season. Highlights in 2021 include a tour to Germany in June 2021 with concerts at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Konzerthaus Berlin, and Klavier-Festival Ruhr, as well as a joint performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 2 with the Bochum Symphony Orchestra at the Jahrhunderthalle, and the world premiere of the new opera Kundry by Avner Dorman at the Regarding Festival in Tel Aviv in October.

Steven Sloane is a frequent guest with prestigious orchestras including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Tokyo Metropolitan, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Philharmonia Orchestra London, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

As a sought after opera conductor, he has been welcomed at houses such as the Royal Opera House Covent Garden (Le Nozze di Figaro), Los Angeles Opera (Dido and Aeneas/Bluebeard's Castle), San Francisco Opera (Bonesetter's Daughter), Royal Danish Opera (Madama Butterfly), Grand Théâtre de Genève (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Houston Grand Opera (Věc MakropulosThe Magic Flute), Welsh National Opera (Iphigénie en Tauride), Deutsche Oper Berlin (The Love for Three Oranges) and Stuttgart Opera (Macbeth) as well as at festivals in Hong Kong (Salome), Santa Fe (Káťa Kabanová), Edinburgh (Genoveva), Salzburg (Neither) and New York (Anna Nicole at the NY City Opera). His most recent opera accomplishments include the Berlin premiere of Reimann's Medea at Komische Oper, Adriana Lecouvreur at Oper Frankfurt, Der Fliegende HolländerTosca and Falstaff in Malmö, and Salome at the Spoleto Festival USA.

Mentoring young musicians has always been important to Steven Sloane. He has regularly conducted youth orchestras such as Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Bundesjugendorchester, and Young Israel Philharmonic, and since 2013 he has served as professor at the Universität der Künste Berlin, where he founded the International Conducting Academy Berlin.

Alexandre Tansman: Klavierkonzert Nr.2

Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio
FranceDavid Greilsammer, piano
Steven Sloane, cond
Naive (6339660)

Frank Martin: Petite Symphonie Concertante

Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Oliemans, baritone
Steven Sloane, cond
Suite aus "Der Sturm", 6 Monologe aus "Jedermann"
MDG (1527561)

Hans Werner Henze: Requiem

Bochumer Symphoniker
Steven Sloane, cond
with Reinhold Friedrich, Dimitri Vassilakis
Cybele (6139970)

Alexander Glasunow: Violinkonzert op.82

Bochumer Symphoniker
Philippe Quint, violin
Steven Sloane, cond
Avanti (2553731)

Orchesterlieder von Mahler & Rihm

Bochumer Symphoniker
Christoph Pregardien, tenor
Steven Sloane, cond
CPO (4561519)

Robin de Raaff: Waiting for Miss Monroe

Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Steven Sloane, cond
with Laura Aikin, Dale Duesing, Helena Rasker, Maria Kowan
Challenge (8327491)

George Antheil: The Brothers (Oper in 1 Akt)

Bochumer Symphoniker
Steven Sloane, cond
with Rebecca Nelsen, Ray M. Wade, William Dazeley, Piotr Prochera et al
CPO (7556162)

Ernest Bloch: Baal-Shem für Violine & Orchester

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Steven Sloane, cond
with Christiane Oelze, Antje Weithaas, Tabea Zimmermann
Capriccio (1040775)

Joseph Marx: Klavierkonzerte

Bochumer Symphoniker
David Lively, piano
Steven Sloane, cond
Naxos (9143817)

Joseph Marx: Orchesterlieder

Bochumer Symphoniker
Steven Sloane, cond
with Angela Maria Blasi,, Stella Doufexis
Naxos (8987482)

Joseph Marx: Orchesterwerke Vol.1 "Natur-Trilogie"

Bochumer Symphoniker
Steven Sloane, cond
Naxos (8804985)

Joseph Marx: Orchesterwerke Vol.2 "Alt-Wiener Serenaden"

Bochumer Symphoniker
Steven Sloane, cond
Naxos (8917430)

Antje Weithaas spielt Violinkonzerte

Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Antje Weithaas, violin
Steven Sloane, cond
CAvi (3424877)
L.van Beethoven: Violinkonzert op. 61, A.Berg: Violinkonzert “Dem Andenken eines Engels”

Ernest Bloch: Poemes d'automne für Mezzosopran & Orchester

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Steven Sloane, cond
with Sophie Koch, Tabea Zimmermann, Reinhold Friedrich
Capriccio (1268869)
"This was surely one of the Spoleto Festival Orchestra’s finest hours. The 88 musicians [...] played [...] under the direction of Steven Sloane, who managed [...] powerful dynamics and propulsive tempi without [...] overwhelming his young principal singers.", Spoleto Festival - R. Strauss, Salome, June 2019
"Lotte de Beer deutet in Malmö Wagners "Fliegenden Holländer" als ein Stück über weibliche Selbstbestimmung.Steven Sloane liefert dazu packende Klangbilder."
"[...] Besonders deutlich wird das [...] im dritten Aufzug. Wie ein Tornado fegt die E-Dur-Introduktion durch das weite Rund; Steven Sloane hat anscheinend alle Energie aufgespart für diesen wildwuchernden, ungestümen, ja ungeschlachten Beginn. Nun treibt er sein Orchester mit (natürlich nur imaginären) Peitschenhieben durch die Partitur [...]."
Opernwelt, Malmö Opera - R. Wagner, Tristan und Isolde, March 2019
"The house orchestra, under guest conductor Steven Sloane, executes the score's broad palette of textures with impressive attention to nuance and balance [...]."
Financial Times (online), Aribert Reimann, Medea, Komische Oper Berlin, May 2017
"[...] Steven Sloane sorgt für eine durchwegs spannungsreiche Umsetzung von Reimanns Partitur."
NMZ, Aribert Reimann, Medea, Komische Oper Berlin, May 2017
"Grandios auch, wie Dirigent Steven Sloane die Kommunikation mit den Solisten koordiniert, das auf den ersten Höreindruck scheinbar Unvereinbare zusammenzwingt, zwei volle Stunden lang."
Tagesspiegel, Aribert Reimann, Medea, Komische Oper Berlin, May 2017
"Steven Sloane dirigiert das riesige Orchester der Komischen Oper kongenial."
BR Klassik, Aribert Reimann, Medea, Komische Oper Berlin, May 2017
"Am Pult des Orchesters der Komischen Oper steht Steven Sloane und entfacht nicht nur die üppigen Tonmalereien dieser Partitur, ihre Feuersbrünste, die Bläser-Melodien Medeas, den Blechbläserpomp Kreons oder die Harfen-Celesta-Spiele Kreusas. Er zeigt auch, wie virtuos eins aus dem anderen hervorgeht."
Berliner Zeitung, Aribert Reimann, Medea, Komische Oper Berlin, May 2017

Steven Sloane

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Steven Sloane

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