American conductor Steven Sloane is a versatile and dedicated musician. A visionary, Sloane’s extraordinarily creative concepts have garnered him respect in artistic circles, as well as in the realm of cultural politics.
Steven Sloane, a former student of Eugene Ormandy, Franco Ferrara, and Gary Bertini, is currently head conductor of two dynamic ensembles. Since becoming music director of the Bochumer Symphoniker in 1994, Steven Sloane has transformed the ensemble into the leading orchestra of the German Ruhrgebiet region. He was also the driving influence behind the soon to be built Bochum Music Center, which will give the orchestra its own hall for the first time and provide a new cultural centre for the city.
In 2007, Steven Sloane also became principal conductor of the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. His tenure began at a time of exciting cultural change for Stavanger, during which the city was named European Cultural Capital of 2008, the orchestra enjoyed a notable increase in size, and plans were made for the symphony to move to a new concert hall by 2012 ... read full bio