Andreas Stoehr - Dirigenter
Austrian conductor Andreas Stoehr is a dynamic, multi-faceted member of the current generation of European conductors, who combines the well-rounded experience of a German ‘Kapellmeister’ with application of recent discoveries in historical performance scholarship.
From the beginning, Andreas Stoehr combined the theoretical with the practical, simultaneously studying piano and conducting at the Conservatory and music history at the University in Vienna, and made his conducting debut for the Vienna Chamber Opera while still a student, conducting their Mozart cycle.
After graduating, he was engaged at the Graz Opera in Austria, initially as pianist, then as head coach and conductor, and appeared as a guest conductor at the State Opera Prague. Four years as Music Director of the Opéra Comique in Paris was followed by an appointment as Primary Conductor in the Theater of St. Gallen, Switzerland. From 2001 to 2009, Stoehr conducted a broad repertoire at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Dusseldorf, Germany, where he drew international attention with his Monteverdi trilogy (L’Orfeo, Ulysse, Poppea), played on historical instruments. In a concert project with the Liège Philharmonic Orchestra in 2000, Stoehr conducted Robert Schumann’s complete orchestral works.
A passionate interest of Andreas Stoehr is the discovery and performance of opera scores which have not been heard since their original performances, or which have been considered ”lost”. Through his efforts, Schubert’s last opera ”Der Graf von Gleichen” was heard for the first time at the Styriarte Festival in Austria in 1997 in the reconstructed version of Richard Dünser.
The Prague version of Christoph Willibalds Gluck’s opera ”Ezio” was performed and appeared as a world premiere recording in 2007. 2015 saw the release of a recording made in the Vienna Konzerthaus, documenting the first performance since the 1820s of Giacomo Meyerbeer’s Italian operatic masterpiece “Emma di Resburgo”.
A Naxos recording project with works of the young Swedish composer Andrea Tarrodi with the Västeras Sinfonietta resulted in a nomination for the 2016 Swedish Classical Grammy award.
Also in 2016 the world premiere studio recording of rediscovered works by Amanda Meier-Röntgen (1853-1893) was released.
As guest conductor, Maestro Stoehr has appeared with the Vienna Symphony, NTO Tonkünstler, Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Munich Symphony, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, L’Orchestre National de Lille, Residenz Orchestra den Haag, Orkest van het Oosten, het Brabants Orkest, the Sofia Philharmonic, the orchestras of Hannover, Braunschweig, Duisburg, Halle and Graz and the L’Orchestre de Chambre de Genève.
Appearances at Festivals include: Styriarte Festival, Klangbogen, Festival de Musique Montreux-Vevey and guest engagements for opera productions in Lucern, Munich, Nationale Reisoper in Holland, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, the Royal Opera Copenhagen and the Royal Opera Stockholm, the Opera Leipzig and the Grand Théâtre in Geneva.
Since 2013, Andreas Stoehr has also returned as a professor to his Alma Mater in Vienna, leading the Conducting class and the Orchestra. He is highly regarded as a guest conductor in the scholastic context and has led projects with the university orchestras of Porto (Portugal), the University of Wisconsin – Madison and Yale (USA).