Stuttgart Youth Symphony
The Stuttgart Youth Symphony of the Stuttgart Music School offers the opportunity to rehearse and perform works of the symphonic repertoire for young musicians aged 14-20 in the greater region of Stuttgart, Germany. Approximately 70 instrumentalists rehearse weekly and perform 2-3 public concerts each year in and around Stuttgart. The Stuttgart Youth Symphony is open to instrumentalists from the Stuttgart Music School as well as private students. Especially talented young musicians may also be able to perform as a soloist with the orchestra. Since 2007, the orchestra enjoys a direct partnership with the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, working with and performing concerts regularly together with the professional musicians. Concert tours and exchange projects play an important role in our orchestral activities. Recent tours brought the orchestra to the USA (2008), Spain (2010), Brazil (2012) China (2014) and the Czech Republic (2017). In 2013, the Stuttgart Youth Symphony was awarded 2. Prize in the Deutschen Jugendorchesterpreis for its innovative program “Symphonic Cinema”.
Alexander G. Adiarte, Conductor
Alexander G. Adiarte was born in Minnapolis, Minnesota. He studied Music and Violin Performance with Erick Friedman at Yale Universtiy and completed his Diploma in conducting at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater „Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy“ in Leipzig.
The american conductor was a scholarship recipient of the International Ensemble Modern Academy with Helmut Lachenmann. Other scholarships include the Forum Neues Musiktheater at the Staatsoper Stuttgart, Akademie Musiktheater heute with Deutsche Bank, as well as the Richard Wagner Society.
In 2003, Adiarte received a Tanglewood Music Center Fellowship, where he participated in master classes with Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Christoph von Dohnanyi, and Kurt Masur. Since then, he has also participated in Master Classes with Jorma Panula, Peter Eötvös, and Helmuth Rilling.
His multifaceted musical activities leaves great impressions both on the local level as well as worldwide on an international level. He assited in several productions at the Staatsoper Stuttgart. Since 2006, Adiarte is the Artistic Director of the Leonberg Symphony Orchestra. In 2007 he was named the Orchestra Director of the Stuttgarter Musikschule, where he works closely with the Stuttgarter Philharmonic as well as the Württembergischer Kammerorchster Heilbronn. Since 2012, Adiarte is also the Artistic Director of the Orchesterverein Stuttgart, Germany's oldest orchestral society.