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  Our 2024/2025 season opens with Mahler's majestic Symphony No.7. We are delighted to welcome back Johann Stuckenbruck as our conductor. 

  Following successful debuts in both opera houses and concerts halls across Europe and North America, British-American conductor Johann Stuckenbruck is fast establishing himself as an outstanding talent on the international stage.

  Stuckenbruck’s upcoming highlights for 2023/24 include multiple appearances as guest conductor with San Diego Symphony and Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra, as well as a return collaboration with Bernard Labadie and Les Violons du Roi. Stuckenbruck’s close relationship with conductor Rafael Payare – which dates back to their 2019 collaboration on Glyndebourne’s Il barbiere di Siviglia – continues through 2024, with Stuckenbruck assisting on multiple projects with Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal. Having assisted Speranza Scappucci at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie last season, Johann will also work with her again at Paris Opéra Bastille later in the year on their upcoming production of Madama Butterfly.

  In 2022 Stuckenbruck conducted the world premiere of Glyndebourne’s commission Pay the Piper and returned to Glyndebourne more recently to assist music director Robin Ticciati on The Wreckers and the production’s subsequent performance at the BBC Proms in the world premiere of the opera’s original French libretto. He’s conducted Glyndebourne’s Don Pasquale on tour, Kurt Weill’s The Tsar Has his Photograph Taken at the Bloomsbury Theatre, and has assisted Leo McFall at Opera North on Turn of the Screw. Stuckenbruck assisted Robin Ticciati on Kát’a Kabanová at the 2021 Glyndebourne Festival as well as London Philharmonic Orchestra and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment for Glyndebourne’s Festival Concert Series. He has additionally worked as assistant to Andriy Yurkevych on a production of Lucrezia Borgia at Opera de Tenerife and Lee Reynolds on VOpera’s award-winning recording of L’Enfant et les Sortilèges with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

In the concert hall, Stuckenbruck’s featured engagements have included conducting The Hallé, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Orchestre Victor Hugo Franche-Comté, Salomon Orchestra, and Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Stuckenbruck has assisted Sir Mark Elder with The Hallé on numerous concerts including La Damnation de Faust at the Edinburgh Festival. Further afield, he has worked with Mathieu Herzog and the Blaricum Festival Orchestra, conducted the Campos do Jordão Festival Orchestra at the Sala São Paulo, and covered concerts for Rafael Payare with San Diego Symphony.

Stuckenbruck has given numerous world premieres including works by Rob Keeley, Sophya Polevaya, Steve Pickett, Matthew Olyver, Tim Bowers and Robin Haigh. He recorded Vasilis Alevizos’s Concerto for Piano and Symphony Orchestra while at the Royal Academy of Music and more recently the composer’s score to the multi award-winning short film DIVA, which debuted at the LA Film Festival, Milan Film Festival and the British Film Institute. Stuckenbruck has also conducted in the world premieres of Joanna Lee’s vast community opera No Sound Ever Dies at the Brooklands Museum and Belongings by Lewis Murphy at Glyndebourne.

  Recipient of the ASRAM Prize, Stuckenbruck graduated with distinction in Orchestral Conducting from the Royal Academy of Music where he studied with Sian Edwards and participated in masterclasses with visiting conductors Martyn Brabbins and Mark Stringer. During his time at the RAM, Johann regularly shadowed visiting conductors including Semyon Bychkov, Edward Gardner, Sir Mark Elder, Manuel López-Gómez, Christopher Warren-Green, and Trevor Pinnock. Abroad, he participated in masterclasses and received mentorship from Daniele Gatti, Marin Alsop, Giancarlo Guerrero, Arvo Volmer, and Neil Thompson.

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