Stephan Asbury (conductor)

A regular guest with leading orchestras worldwide, Stefan Asbury’s 2016/17 season includes debuts with FilarmonicadellaScala, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra; returns to Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Orchestra Sinfonicadella RAI, Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien and the Boston Symphony Orchestra (for Tanglewood on Parade) and the continutation of his regular relationships with Klangforum Wien and NoordNederlandsOrkest (where he holds the position of Honorary Conductor).

Stefan has particularly strong relationships with many living composers including Oliver Knussen, Steve Reich, Wolfgang Rihm, Unsuk Chin and Mark-Anthony Turnage. In the 2015/16 season he conducted the world premiere of Bernd Richard Deutsch’s Organ Concert with Radio-Sinfonieorchester Wien. In the 2014/15 season he conducted the world premiere of Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s Piano Concerto with Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Sinfonieorchester des BayerischenRundfunks, and also gave the US premiere with Aimard and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

As a recording artist, Stefan’s CD of music by Jonathan Harvey was awarded a Monde de la Musique CHOCaward, and his complete cycle of Gerard Grisey’sLesEspacesAccoustiques with WDR Sinfonieorchester Kölnwon a DeutschenSchallplattenkritik award.

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