Stefan Geiger is the chief conductor of the Orquestra Sinfônica do Paraná since 2016.
Growing up in a very musical family, he started to play the piano, violin, drums and trombone at only five years old. Stefan Geiger was a scholar of the German Academic Foundation Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and won different international prices (1989 at Concours International du Festival de Musique de Toulon; 1992 at Festival Prager Frühling).
Stefan Geiger started his career at a young age: First starting as a solo trombonist at Munich´s Bayrische Staatsoper which was followed in the same position at the NDR Elbphilharmonic Orchestra Hamburg.
In 1996, after graduating as a conductor and finishing assisting for Christoph Eschenbach, Valery Gergiev and Christoph von Dohnanyi, Geiger became the Artistic Diretcor of the Landesjugendorchester Bremen. In the years of 2002-2007 he also conducted the HFK orchestra of Bremen (Hochschule für Künste Bremen).
Stefan Geiger has appeared as a guest conductor with numerous orchestras such as the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchester, Ensemble Resonanz, Würzburger Philharmonikern, Nürnberger Symphonikern, Deutschen Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Transylvania State Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquestra de Câmara da Cidade de Curitiba, Orquestra Sinfônica de Porto Alegre, Banater Philharmonie, Romanian Radio Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfônica da Universidade de Sao Paulo at the Sala Sao Paulo and the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra at the Teatro Colon in Argentinia. Furthermore, he has joined the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester Hamburg as a guest conductor for several years.Read more
As one of the founders and executives of the jury of the competition German Games Music Awards, Stefan Geiger strives to engage with young composers who write music for computer games. Due to the huge interest by the audience, the competition was one of the most viewed uploads on “Arte-Liveweb” when it first streamed in 2012.
Since the beginning of 2016, Stefan Geiger is the General Music Director at the Teatro Guaira in Curitiba (Brasilia). The collaboration with the Orquestra Sinfônica do Paraná has been a great success and therefore Geiger agreed on extending his contract with immense joy. One of the great achievements of the collaboration between Geiger and the Orchestra has been the invitation to the established music festival Festival Internacional de Inverno de Campos do Jordao.
After his debut with Takemitsu and Messiaen in the past year, Stefan Geiger has return to the Elbphilharmonie in November of 2019 with pieces by Unsuk Chin. New encounters will not only lead him to Sao Paulo to the Teatro Sao Pedro, but also the Marte Orchestra in Kimhae (South Korea), Württembergischen Philharmonie in Reutlingen, the Volkstheater in Rostock, Ruhr Trienale in Cologne and several times to the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira in Rio de Janeiro in the near future.