Jonathan Stark

When German composer and conductor Jonathan Stark made his stage debut in 2014 at Amsterdam's Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ with the Atlas Ensemble, he was already the only European selected to take part in the New Works By Emerging Composers Workshop run by S.E.M. Ensemble in New York City.

At the invitation of the Goethe Institute, he was involved in a collaboration with the Omnibus Ensemble in Tashkent, and the premiere of his song-cycle Passageway (texts by Franziska Haß) took place in New York City and Sydney during the 2016/17 season, performed by Stephanie Weiss (mezzo-soprano) and Christina Wright-Ivanova (piano).

Jonathan Stark has been significantly influenced by Christian Wenzel, Hans Zender and Isabel Mundry. He is currently completing musical training in Vienna under Andreas Stoehr (conducting) and Gesine Schröder (theory of music).

His compositions are published by the Donemus publishing house, from The Hague.

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"Passageway" premiered at Opera America

Stephanie Weiss and Christina Wright-Ivanova have premiered Jonathan Stark's song cycle "Passageway" with texts by Franziska Hass at OPERA America in New York City on 26/MAR/2017.


Upcoming Premiere at Opera America

The premiere of Jonathan Stark's song cycle "Passageway" (text: Franziska Hass) will take place at Opera America in New York City, USA on 26/MAR/2017, featuring Stephanie Weiss, mezzo-soprano, and Christina Wright-Ivanova, piano.



"Variations for Ensemble" premiered in Waterville

The Atlantic Music Festival Contemporary Ensemble has premiered Jonathan Stark's Variations for Ensemble on 23/JUL/2016 in Lorimer Chapel at Colby College, Waterville (ME), USA.