The German Conductor, Stefan Bone, is currently Kapellmeister at the Opernhaus der Landeshauptstadt Kiel where his activities include opera and ballet performances (including Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Les Troyens, Turandot, La Muette de Portici, Aleko, Francesca da Rimini, Eugen Onegin, Cinderella, La Sylphide and Coppélia) as well as family and gala concerts with Philharmonisches Orchester Kiel. He formerly served the position of solo répétiteur for the opera house, responsible for rehearsals of works such as Die Walküre, Siegfried, Götterdämmerung, Die Tote Stadt, Arabella, Rigoletto and Turandot.
Prior to his work in Kiel, Stefan Bone was Chief Conductor of Freiburger Orchestergesellschaft. From 2013 to 2016, he was a lecturer in coaching at the Hochschule für Musik Saar and was active as a pianist at the Stadttheater Freiburg.
As a guest conductor, he recently made his English National Ballet debut with Tschaikowsky`s Sleeping Beauty at the London Coliseum and conducted a new production of Mozart`s Entführung aus dem Serail at the festival Musik und Theater Saar. In March 2019, he made his debut for Opernhaus Chemnitz with Mozart`s Die Zauberflöte and in August 2020, he conducted the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen for a recording project. Highlights of the 2020/21 season will include a return engagement with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, as well as his Perm Opera debut.
Among the orchestras directed by Stefan Bone are Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Sinfonietta Berlin, Mannheim Chamber Orchestra, Robert Schumann Philharmonic Orchestra in Chemnitz, Gstaad Festival Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Chile and South Denmark Philharmonic Orchestra. From 2012 to 2016, Stefan Bone studied orchestra conducting with Professor Lutz Köhler, Professor Scott Sandmeier and Massimiliano Matesic at the University of Music Freiburg conducting productions, whilst a student, of La Finta Giardiniera, Le Docteur Miracle and Les Mamelles de Tirésias. He was the finalist for the Neeme-Järvi Conducting Prize at the Menuhin Festival Gstaad in 2015 and, in the same year, was one of four finalists competing for the Sir Georg Solti Fellowship of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Stefan Bone has received special support from such conductors as Paavo Järvi, Georg Fritzsch and Leonid Grin. He assisted them in philharmonic concerts at the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Chile in Santiago de Chile, as well as in Buenos Aires at Teatro Colón and the Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires in 2017. In the same year he helped Paavo Järvi in a series of concerts with the Sinfonietta Riga and the Estonian Festival Orchestra and assisted him in his Elbphilharmonie debut concert with NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra and Shostakowitsch`s Leningrad Symphony. He has taken further conducting studies with Daniele Gatti, David Zinman, Neeme Järvi and Gennady Rozhdestvensky.
Stefan Bone completed his piano studies with Professor Kristin Merscher with a bachelor's and master degree at the University of Music Saar. He gained further assistance in piano and chamber music from Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Arbo Valdma and Eduard Brunner. He is the first winner of the Concours artistique d`Epinal in the chamber music category and has been the recipient of financial support from the Doms Foundation Basel, the Anna Ruths Foundation, the Saarland the Bruno and Elisabeth Meindl Foundation.