Chief Conductor – Orquestra Sinfônica do Paraná
Stefan Geiger is the chief conductor of the Orquestra Sinfônica do Paraná and General Music Director at the Teatro Guaira in Curitiba (Brasilia).
Born into a musical family, at five-years-old he began playing piano, violin, drums and trombone. Following his studies at the German Academic Foundation Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, he became a solo trombonist at Munich’s Bayrische Staatsoper. He later held the same position at NDR Elbphilharmonic Orchestra Hamburg.
Following his conducting studies, he was assistant to Christoph Eschenbach, Valery Gergiev and Christoph von Dohnanyi. He soon became Artistic Director of the Landesjugendorchester Bremen (2002 – 2007) and conducted the Hochschule für Künste Bremen (HFK Orchestra of Bremen).
Geiger has conducted numerous orchestras including 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 Argentina. For several years, he has frequently conducted NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester Hamburg. Of the many successes Orquestra Sinfônica do Paraná and General Music Director of General Music Director at the Teatro Guaira in Curitiba, he is particularly proud of their performances at the Festival Internacional de Inverno de Campos do Jordao.
Geiger’s recent highlights include returns to Elbphilharmonie, performing works by Unsuk Chin; concerts at Rio de Janeiro’s Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira; São Paulo’s Teatro São Pedro; South Korea’s Marte Orchestra; and Germany’s Württembergischen Philharmonie, Rostock’s Volkstheater and Cologne’s Ruhr Trienale.