Eckehard Stier


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Susanna Stefani Caetani


The German conductor Eckehard Stier is known for his stylistic versatility, outstanding musicianship and convincing artistic vision.
He is currently Principal Guest Conductor of the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania. Previously, he was Music Director of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in New Zealand for seven years and, between 2003 and 2013, General Music Director of the City of Görlitz and Chief Conductor of the Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie.
Eckehard Stier has performed with orchestras such as the London Symphony, the London Philharmonic, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Melbourne Symphony and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted more than 80 orchestras on 4 continents over the past 30 years.
He has worked with soloists such as Alina Ibragimova, Cloë Hanslip, Nicolas Altstaedt, Kirill Gerstein, Cédric Tiberghien, Andreas Boyde, Nikolai Demidenko and Raphael Wallfisch. His most recent successes on the opera stage include performances of Giacomo Puccini's Turandot at the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania. His music theatre repertoire includes over 90 works.
CD recordings and film music have been released with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, among others.


"With super-effeciency, precision and seeming ease, Eckhard Stier put his soul into conducting the orchestra and held the meandering works together without difficulty."
Kirsti Holmberg, Aamulehti

"Stier and the musicians relished cataclysmic contrasts...Terrifying moments, in which it all erupts into a wild, expressionist wake, chilled with their unnerving exhilaration. ...a poised and poignant Adagietto...superb concert..."
William Dart, NZ Herald

"The conductor has spoken of the score's blend of the cosmic and the comic and both were amply accounted for. ...Stier moved from primal stillness, with fanfares and birdcalls, to the irrepressible dance, with whooping thrills from the horns. ...Stier carefully outlined the structure..."
William Dart, NZ Herald

" was little wonder that Stier often seemed to be caught up in his own little podium dance."
William Dart, NZ Herald

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Mahler Symphony n. 6

Prokofiev Piano Concerto n. 3

Pictures at an exhibition

From “Final Fantasy” (1)

Harris Symphony n. 5

From “Final Fantasy” (2)