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KSO International Conducting Competition

Steven Sloane will be on the Jury of the KSO International Conducting Festival in November. It is the first international conducting competition in Korea. The KSO is held every three years and provides a platform for new talents to stand on various stages and perfect their artistic practice with leading professionals.

World premiere of the new opera Kundry

Steven Sloane will be conducting the world premiere of the new opera Kundry by Avner Dorman at the Regarding Festival in Tel Aviv in October.

JSO Season Opening

The opening season concert of the JSO will take place on October 7, 2021. This will be the 84th season for the Jersualem Symphony Orchestra.

JSO Tour to Germany

As his first season as chief conductor of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra comes to a close, Steven Sloane brings his orchestra to Germany to perform a concert with the ‘grand dame of the world piano’, pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja.

Farewell concert in Bochum

On June 26, Steven will bid farewell to the Bochum Symphony Orchestra after 27 years and celebrate his successful time in the Ruhr area with members of the public, colleagues and the orchestra players.

From Bochum to Jerusalem

Portrait of the conductor Steven Sloane

Steven Sloane has been the General Music Director of the Bochum Symphony Orchestra for 27 years. When he took over in 1994, he was only in his mid-30s. “It was an incredible challenge, but also a great opportunity for a young conductor,” he says. He made the most of it and turned the symphony into one of the best orchestras in the region. It received several prizes for its versatile concert programme.
From the beginning, Steven Sloane felt closely connected to Bochum. One of his most important projects was the realisation of the Anneliese Brost Music Forum in the middle of the city centre, a matter of the heart for which he had fought for 17 years. Now he is moving to the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra as Music Director. As he bids farewell, Westart looks back on his successful time in the Ruhr area.