Lithuanian conductor Martynas Stakionis is one of the most promising conductors of his generation.
Since his debut with the Kaunas State Philharmonic in April of 2014, Stakionis has appeared with the Franfurt Alte Oper, Mozarteum Orchestra, Hamburg Symphony, Baltic Sea Philharmonic, Lithuanian National Symphony, Kintai Music Festival International Orchestra, Latvian Academy of Music Symphony, and Hamburg School of Music and Theater Symphony.
Stakionis received the Norwegian Critics Association award for ‘Best Music Performance of the Season’ in collaboration with Kremerata Baltica for their May 2018 Bergen Festival performance of Sofia Gubaidulina’s Fachwerk. His relationship with the ensemble and mentor Gidon Kremer has been cultivated through performances at the Kronberg Academy Festival, Klavier-Festival Ruhr (Robert Schumann Concert Hall) Dvorakova Praha (Prag Rodolfinum) and the Parisian Auditorium de la Fondation Louis Vuitton.
Recent operatic projects include conducting Mozart‘s Die Zauberflöte in a collaboration between the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra and Hamburg School of Music and Theatre. Stakionis holds the title of Assistant Conductor at the Hamburg Chamber Opera Theater and has assisted Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla for the Salzburg State Theatre’s productions of Haydn’s Il mondo della luna and Max Brand’s Stormy Interlude.