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He made his debut as an opera conductor in 1988 at La Fenice in Venice in the first performance of Hans Werner Henze’s revised version of Elegy for Young Lovers. He has since conducted many premieres. He has appeared at the world’s major opera houses and international festivals, including La Scala in Milan, La Monnaie in Brussels, English National Opera, San Francisco Opera, Stuttgart Opera, Frankfurt Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the Edinburgh International Festival and the Salzburg Festival.
Markus Stenz’s notable performances in Cologne have included Wagner’s 'Ring', Lohengrin and Tannhäuser as well as Janácek’s Jenufa and Kátya Kabanová. In 2009 he made his successful debut at Chicago Lyric Opera in a production of Kátya Kabanová featuring Karita Mattila, and at the same time resumed his longstanding relationship with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Mahler’s Symphony No 4. Other leading orchestras which Markus Stenz conducts include the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig, Berlin Philharmonic, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Vienna Symphony and the symphony orchestras of the Hessische Rundfunk, WDR and NDR.
Markus Stenz studied at the School of Music in Cologne under Volker Wangenheim and at Tanglewood with Leonard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa. He has been awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Northern College of Music.