Johann Stuckenbruck - Guest Conductor
Assistant Artistic Director of Vox Vanguard and Music Director of the KCL Chamber Orchestra, Johann Stuckenbruck performs regularly in concerts and opera around the UK and has recently made debuts with the Hallé Orchestra at Bridgewater Hall and with the Royal Northern Sinfonia at the Northern Aldborough Festival. Upon graduating with distinction in Orchestral Conducting from the Royal Academy of Music in 2017, he performed as second conductor in the world premiere of ‘Belongings’ by Lewis Murphy at Glyndebourne among conducting a tour with Vox Vanguard, making his debut with the Tallis Chamber Orchestra and performing as second conductor to Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra on La Damnation de Faust at the Edinburgh Festival.
Among his work at Glyndebourne, Johann conducts regularly in opera with recent highlights including giving the world premiere of Joanna Lee’s No Sound Ever Dies at Brooklands Museum, conducting a Lucia di Lammermoor with Fulham Opera, a La Cenerentola at the Bedford Park Festival and a run of Kurt Weill’s The Tsar Has His Photograph Taken with University College London. In 2019, Johann will return to Glyndebourne as assistant conductor on their festival production of Il barbiere di Siviglia.
A supporter of new music, Johann has developed a continuing relationship with composers from the Royal Academy of Music and is regularly invited to premiere works at the Academy such as the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra by Vasilis Alevizos, Tim Bowers’ Guitar Concerto and will give the premiere of Rafael Marino Arcano’s Concerto for Guitar in 2019. In addition, he recently recorded the film score to DIVA, a short film with nominations at the Milan and LA Film Festivals including Best Original Score by Vasilis Alevizos.
After reading Music at King’s College London, Johann won a scholarship to study Orchestral Conducting with Sian Edwards at the Royal Academy of Music where he was recipient of the ASRAM Prize. During his time at the Academy, he participated in masterclasses and music festivals around the world leading him to study with Daniele Gatti, Marin Alsop, Giancarlo Guerrero and Arvo Volmer.
Forthcoming highlights include concerts with the Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra, a run of Kurt Weill's The Tsar has his Photograph Taken at the Bloomsbury Theatre and returning to Glyndebourne as assistant conductor on Il barbiere di Siviglia in the 2019 Festival.
Johann's knowledge of this programme is inspirational, and his calm and encouraging presence at the rostrum are making the first concert of 2019 a joy to rehearse - we look forward to a wonderful concert.