- Aspen Conducting Academy
Mark Stringer, conductor, was appointed professor of orchestral conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. He regularly leads master classes in St. Petersburg, Beijing, and Shanghai, and at the Royal Academy of Music in London, the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar, and with the Dirigentenforum in Germany. Mr. Stringer came to international attention with his debut at the Théâtre de la Monnaie, Brussels in 1996, and he conducted the Spanish première of The Cunning Little Vixen for the inaugural season of Madrid's Teatro Real. He was invited to lead the first New York production of The Bartered Bride in nearly thirty years at the Lincoln Center. From 1991–96, Mr. Stringer was engaged as conductor at the Stadttheater in Bern. Sir Simon Rattle invited him to conduct the Berlin Philharmonic in the 2016 and 2018 Easter Festivals in Baden-Baden. He has conducted concerts and opera with the orchestras of Copenhagen, Oslo, Trondheim, Bergen, Stockholm, Tokyo, and Gothenburg and the BBC Orchestras of Wales and Scotland, among many others. Mr. Stringer studied at The Juilliard School, the Tanglewood Music Centre, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute. His CDs for Timpani Records have won many awards internationally, including Gramophone's Editor's Choice and five Diapason d’Or awards.