“I love music passionately. And because I love it
I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it.”
— Claude Debussy
Conductor Jonathan Stockhammer’s approach to music resembles a prism: a single idea leads him to many different forms of collaboration and music-making. His multifaceted repertoire and astonishing range of projects emanate from a deeply held conviction that great music cannot and should not be limited to any particular category or box.
A charismatic communicator, Jonathan applies his interpretational and theatrical sensibilities to both well-known, beloved repertoire as well as to overlooked masterworks of the past. Composers of today respect him as an experienced, flexible and astute partner in bringing their new works to life. On stage he forges strong bonds between performers and audiences. In rehearsal and performance alike, Jonathan has a gift for creating a community of the moment and for the moment.