Eckehard Stier


The German conductor Eckehard Stier is known for his stylistic versatility, outstanding musicianship and convincing artistic vision.

He is currently Principal Guest Conductor of the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania. Previously, he was Music Director of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in New Zealand for seven years and, between 2003 and 2013, General Music Director of the City of Görlitz and Chief Conductor of the Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie.

Eckehard Stier has performed with orchestras such as the London Symphony, the London Philharmonic, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Melbourne Symphony and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted more than 80 orchestras on 4 continents over the past 30 years.

He has worked with soloists such as Alina Ibragimova, Cloë Hanslip, Nicolas Altstaedt, Kirill Gerstein, Cédric Tiberghien, Andreas Boyde, Nikolai Demidenko and Raphael Wallfisch.

His most recent successes on the opera stage include performances of Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot at the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania. His music theatre repertoire includes over 90 works.

CD recordings and film music have been released with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, among others.

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