Since September 2017, Kiril Stankow acts as Kapellmeister and assistant to the chief conductor at Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich. His first production was Tschaikowskys Ballett „The Nutcracker“ and he conducted several performances of Hänsel and Gretel, Wildschütz and will have performances of Maria Stuarda in his first Season.

In May and June 2017, Stankow contributed to the National Music Festival (Chestertown, MD) in the USA and will be performing Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the BundesSchulMusikOrchester at Leipzig in September. In summer 2018 Stankow and the Norddeutsche Orchesterakademie will be debuting the Orchesterakademie’s founding concert at Elbphilharmonie.

In 2013, Stankow attracted international attention for the first time - when he finished second after four rounds in the renowned Conducting Competition at Besançon, conducting the Orchestre National de Lorraine. One year later, he was invited to the Interaktion XII in Berlin and conducted himself to the final after three rounds. In 2017, he was one of 20 candidates from 300 applicants chosen for the 8th International Conductor’s Competition Sir Georg Solti.

Stankow has conducted the MDR Sinfonieorchester, the Staatsorchester am Gärtnerplatz, the Kritisches Orchester Berlin, the Neubrandenburger Philharmonie, the Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg and the Orchestre National de Lorraine, the Youth Orchestras Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Franche-Comté/Fra and has taught conducting for three years at the Music
Department of the University of Kassel. Stankow started playing the piano at age five and started his musical career with attending classes in piano and conducting at the Hochschule für Musik
und Theater Rostock. 2005 to 2012 he studied conducting at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar with the professors Nicolas Pasquet, Gunter Kahlert and Anthony Bramall. In 2017 he attended the master classes with David Zinman and the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich.

Stankow holds a scholarship of the Richard-Wagner-Gesellschaft and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.



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