Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra
In September 2020, Steven Sloane took up his post as Music Director of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, introducing several new concert series and formats, since his start. Highlights include a tour to Germany with concerts at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Konzerthaus Berlin, and Klavier-Festival Ruhr, and the world premiere of the new opera Kundry.
Bochum Symphony Orchestra
From 1994 to 2021, Steven Sloane was General Music Director of the Bochum Symphony, which he transformed into one of Germany’s leading orchestras. He also ended his position as Intendant of the Anneliese Brost Musikforum at the end of the 2020/21 season. He will remain associated with the Bochum Symphony as honorary conductor.
Steven Sloane was instrumental in the building and realization of the Bochum Symphoniker’s own music centre, the Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr. In 2016, he inaugurated the hall to international acclaim and gave the Bochumer Symphoniker a home.
International Conducting Academy Berlin
Steven Sloane has always been interested in the training of future generations of conductors. In 2013, he was appointed Professor of Conducting at Berlin’s University of the Arts, where he established the International Conducting Academy Berlin (ICAB).
Opera & Music Theater
Today, Steven Sloane is an internationally sought-after opera conductor of wide-ranging repertoire, from popular staples by Mozart, Puccini, Verdi and Wagner to rarely performed works by Shostakovich (Cheryomushki), and Schumann (Genoveva) to important world premieres.
Projects & Tours
Steven Sloane has not only taken orchestras he has worked with on international tours, but also curated and directed many projects outside of his normal work, ranging from festivals, master classes, workshops, symposia and educational activities.
"Unter Steven Sloane haben Orchester, Chor und Ballett merklich Spaß an dem flotten Schwipslaunen-Allerlei."
" …ziemlich unterhaltsam und dank der stupenden Bühnentechnik ein – echtes – Spektakel! In rasender Geschwindigkeit wechseln Szenen und Szenerien. Auch musikalisch wird aufgetrumpft, Dirigent Steven Sloane bringt die (…) Partitur zum Funkeln und Sprühen."
"A powerful and riveting reading, carried by an orchestra admirably and precisely tuned by Steven Sloane. It is in the most tragic moments that the alchemy best succeeds - Der Tambourg'sell, of course, Zu Straßburg auf der Schanz. But in the elegant (Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen) there is an inwardness of the finest kind, to the point of the intangible,"
"We can only rejoice at the appearance of a new full orchestral Franz Schreker in stores! This time, it is to the Israeli-American leader Steven Sloane that we owe it. He is here at the head of his Bochumer Symphony Orchestra, of which he has been the Generalmusikdirektor since 1994 (...) It strictly follows the chronological order of composition of the works presented. In this way, the listener will be able to methodically deepen his approach to the Schrekerian repertoire."
"Under the direction of Steven Sloane, the Latvian State Choir sang and Bochum Symphony Orchestra played with solemn serenity appropriate to the occasion, with a nearly ominous air, as though each individual groaned under the weight of such musical responsibility. Musically, it was less meditative than tremulous, piercing, reproachful."
"The orchestra's performance of the opera under its first new guest conductor Steven Sloane shows a renewed freshness. Élan and verve are evident in both the orchestral and choral parts."
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© Photos: Christoph Fein (Slider 1&2), JSO Archives (Slider 3) & Marcus Witte (2)