Jac van Steen

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Jac van Steen (born 1956 in Eindhoven) is a Dutch conductor. He studied music theory, as well as orchestral and choral conducting, at the Brabants Conservatory of Music.

In the Netherlands, van Steen was conductor and music director of the Nijmegen Bach Choir from 1986 to 1990. From 1989 to 1994, he was the Music Director of Het Nationale Ballet in Amsterdam. Since 1992, he has been on the faculty at the Royal Conservatory of music and dance in The Hague.

From 1997 to 2002, van Steen was Chief Conductor of the Nürnberger Symphoniker. He has also served as Music Director of the Neues Berliner Kammerorchester. From 2002 to 2005, he was Music Director of Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar and Chief Conductor of the Staatskapelle Weimar. van Steen was chief conductor of the Orchester Musikkollegium Winterthur from 2002 to 2008. In 2008, he became Generalmusikdirektor of the Dortmunder Philharmoniker (Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra).

In the UK, van Steen was Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales from 2005 to 2013.[1][2] In May 2014, the Ulster Orchestra named van Steen its next principal guest conductor, effective September 2014.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rian Evans (23 May 2005). "BBCNOW/Van Steen (Brangwyn Hall, Swansea)". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 September 2008. 
  2. ^ Rian Evans (1 May 2007). "BBCNOW/Van Steen (St David's Hall, Cardiff)". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 September 2008. 
  3. ^ "Maestro van Steen announced as new Principal Guest Conductor" (Press release). Ulster Orchestra. May 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Ulster Orchestra welcomes renowned Dutch conductor". Larne Times. 2014-05-13. Retrieved 2014-06-07. 

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Cultural offices
Preceded by
Thomas Gabrisch
Chief Conductor, Nürnberger Symphoniker
1997–2002
Succeeded by
Bernhard Gueller
Preceded by
George Alexander Albrecht
Chief Conductor, Staatskapelle Weimar
2002–2005
Succeeded by
Carl St.Clair
Preceded by
Heinrich Schiff
Chief Conductor, Orchester Musikkollegium Winterthur
2002–2008
Succeeded by
Douglas Boyd
Preceded by
Arthur Fagen
Generalmusikdirektor, Dortmunder Philharmoniker
2008–present
Succeeded by
incumbent