American conductor Steven Sloane is a versatile and dedicated musician. Sloane's extraordinarily creative and visionary concepts have garnered him respect in artistic circles, as well as in the realm of cultural politics.A student of Eugene Ormandy, Franco Ferrara and Gary Bertini, he has served as Music Director of the Spoleto Festival USA and of Opera North in Leeds. He also served as Music Director of the American Composers Orchestra and Principal Conductor of the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra (2007-2013). Steven Sloane is a frequent guest with prestigious orchestras, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Tokyo Metropolitan, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra London, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra ... read full bio