Steven Sloane appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Malmö Opera (Sweden)

Steven Sloane

Opus 3 Artists congratulates conductor Steven Sloane on his appointment as Principal Guest Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Malmö Opera, Sweden. Throughout a three-decade career Sloane has made music in a multitude of musical styles and forms, from early Renaissance to contemporary electronic music, with ensembles large and small, in the spheres of opera, symphony orchestra, and music theater. He has championed composers and emerging artists through advocacy including recording and new commissions. 

Sloane’s position with the Malmö Opera begins in the current 2018-2019 season for an initial term through summer 2021. He will work alongside Michael Bojesen, the Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the company since 2017. 

Mr. Sloane opens the Malmö Opera season on September 14, 2018 with a program of works by Gershwin and Bernstein, and returns in February 2019 to conduct a new production by Lotte de Beer of Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer, as well as for additional orchestral concerts.

Steven Sloane was born in Santa Monica, CA. He moved to Israel in his late teens and shortly thereafter to Germany. Appointed General Music Director of the Bochum Symphony in 1994, he has worked tirelessly for BoSy with an expansive artistic vision for nearly a quarter-century, during which time he transformed it into a leading orchestra and musical center of Germany, culminating in the building of the orchestra’s own hall, the Anneliese Brost Musik-Forum-Ruhr.  

Mr. Sloane has held principal artistic posts with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra (Principal Conductor, 2007-2013), American Composers Orchestra (Music Director, 2002-2006), Spoleto Festival USA (Music Director, 1996-2000), and Opera North in Leeds, UK (Artistic Director, 1999-2003). In addition to the Bochum Symphony, Sloane also currently holds the title of Music Director of Operafront in Amsterdam, and teaches at Berlin University of the Arts, where he founded the International Conducting Academy Berlin.

Steven Sloane has appeared with many of North America’s foremost orchestras including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and San Francisco Symphony. He makes his San Diego Symphony debut this November 2018.