Baltimore Symphony Orchestra extended contract with Markus Stenz

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announces the extension of Principal Guest Conductor Markus Stenz’s contract through the 2018-19 season.

Stenz was appointed to the position of Principal Guest Conductor of the BSO in July 2014, with an initial three-year contract effective beginning in the 2015-16 season. That agreement has now been extended through the end of the 2018-19 concert season, which concludes in June 2019.

“Markus Stenz is an exceptional artist and dynamic leader, and he has a great rapport with Music Director Marin Alsop and our superb musicians,” BSO President and CEO Peter Kjome stated. “We are delighted that Markus will continue as our Principal Guest Conductor for the 2018-19 season.”

Stenz also serves as Principal Conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor-in-residence of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. He has studied with such conductors as Leonard Bernstein and Seji Ozawa.

Markus Stenz next leads the BSO April 19-21 in works by Beethoven and Mahler.

> read a review about his last concerts on April 6-8 at the Baltimore Sun

Sabine Knodt