director and conductor from New York who attended the High School of Music
and Art, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the New
England Conservatory, and Oberlin College.
In 1974, he
became the artistic and executive director of the Wilmington Music
assumed the posts of conductor and music director for the Delaware Symphony
Orchestra and the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra. For his efforts, in 1990, he was
named the First Cultural Ambassador of Delaware. In 1999, the Delaware Government
bestowed upon him its highest honour, Order of
the First State.
In 2004, he was
the artistic advisor and conductor of the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra in Colombia.
Symphony Orchestra performed “An American in Paris” by George Gershwin, “Bacchus et Ariadne
Ballet Suite” by Albert Roussel and “Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2”
by Maurice Ravel on 16th September 2012. The concert was broadcast live on
WRTI in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Stephen has a
massive discography, and here are but a few highlights: Dvorak: The Complete Symphonies and Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5/March Slave with the
Slovak Philharmonic; Borodin: Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 and 3 and Orff: Carmina Burana with the CSR Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava);
Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos with Derek Han
and the Israel Chamber Orchestra; Paganini
Violin Concertos: No. 1, Op.
6/No. 2, Op. 7 with Ilya Kaler
and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra; and, Vivaldi: The Four
Seasons/Concerto Alla Rustica,
RV 151 with Capella Istropolitana
and Takako Nishizaki.
In the field
of music education, he has served as artistic director and conductor for
the Endless Mountain Music Festival.
Polish State Philharmonic Orchestra (Katowice) recordings
Suite No. 7 in D minor, Op. 190 (Franz Lachner)
Conductor – Stephen Gunzenhauser