Music Director & Conductor
Music Director & Conductor and son of the late concert violinist Isaac Stern, Michael Stern is in his 7th season with the Kansas City Symphony, which has been hailed for its remarkable artistic growth & development since his tenure began. Stern and the KCS concluded their 1st year together with a recording for the Naxos label, and two additional CDs, Britten’s Orchestra and The Tempest, were released recently to critical acclaim and a 2010 Grammy Award.
Maestro Stern has led orchestras throughout Europe and Asia, including the London Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, the Israel Philharmonic, the Moscow Philharmonic and Tokyo’s NHK Symphony. In North America, Stern has conducted the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony and the National Symphony in Washington, D.C.