A regular guest with leading orchestras worldwide, Stefan Asbury’s 2018/19 season includes concerts with the Auckland Philharmonia and China National Symphony Orchestra. He recently conducted the opening concert of the Musika-Música Festival with the Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa, with further collaborations including Ensemble Musikfabrik, Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra, Nash Ensemble, Orquestra Sinfônica do Paraná and Orquesta Sinfonica de Peru. He works regularly with the MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig - most recently at the 2018 Beethovenfest in Bonn. He has held positions as Musician in Residence with the Tapiola Sinfonietta; Chief Conductor and, lately, Honorary Conductor of the Noord Nederlands Orkest.
As a recording artist, Stefan’s album with music by Jonathan Harvey was awarded a Monde de la Musique CHOC award, and his complete cycle of Gerard Grisey’s Les Espaces Accoustiques with WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln won a Deutschen Schallplattenkritik award.
Asbury has an on-going collaboration with the MDR Sinfonieorchestra, Bayrisches Rundfunk Orchestra, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, hr-Sinfonieorchester and NHK orchestra. He regularly appears at festivals such as Munich’s Biennale, Salzburger Festspiele, La Biennale di Venezia, Tongyeong music festival and Wien Modern. As part of the wide repertoire he conducts, he also works on new music projects with Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Musikfabrik and Klangforum Wien.
Since 1995 Stefan Asbury has served on the faculty of the Tanglewood Music Center and currently holds the Steven Perles Chair as head of the prestigious conducting programme.