JOHN STORGÅRDS – Artistic Partner

Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra as well as Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra Ottawa, John Storgårds has a dual career as a conductor and violin virtuoso and is widely recognised for his creative flair for programming. He additionally holds the title of Artistic Director of the Chamber Orchestra of Lapland. From April 2016 on John Storgårds will be ›Artistic Partner‹ of the MKO.



Clarinetist, composer and conductor Jörg Widmann is one of the most versatile and intriguing artists of his generation. The 2015/16 season will see him appear as soloist with orchestras such as Münchner Philharmoniker, Bamberger Symphoniker, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg and Taiwan Symphony Orchestra. Since the 90ies Jörg Widmann is an important musical partner of the MKO. In the 2016/17 season he’s ›Im Fokus‹ as conductor, soloist and composer.