Stenz, Markus, German conductor; b. Bad Neu-enahr, Feb. 28, 1965. He studied at the Cologne Hochschule für Musik and with Gary Bertini and Noam Sheriff. From 1989 to 1992 he was music director of the Montepulicano Festival. In 1990 he conducted the premiere of Henze’s Das verratene Meer in Berlin. He was engaged to conduct Le nozze di Figaro at the Los Angeles Opera in 1994. From 1994 to 1998 he served as principal conductor of the London Sinfonietta. In 1995 he made his debut with the English National Opera conducting Don Giovanni, and in 1996 he appeared at the Hamburg State Opera. In 1997 he conducted the premiere of Henze’s Venus und Adonis in Munich. From 1998 he was chief conductor of the Melbourne Sym. Orch. He also appeared as a guest conductor with many European and North American orchs.
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