Das Jugendsinfonieorchester Stuttgart

The 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 in the greater region of Stuttgart, Germany.

Approximately 80 instrumentalists rehearse weekly and perform 3-4 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 over the age of fourteen. Especially talented young musicians may also be able to perform as a soloist with the orchestra.

Since 2007, the Stuttgart Youth Symphony has a special partnership with the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra. The two orchestras play concerts together where students and professional musicians play side by side.  Furthermore, the musicians of the Philharmonic act as mentors to the students by leading sectional rehearsals.

Concert tours and exchange projects play an important role in our orchestral activities. In the Summer of 2008, the Stuttgart Youth Symphony performed 8 concerts on a tour to New Ulm, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Chicago, in the United States of America. In 2010, the orchestra performed 5 concerts on a tour in Spain and in 2012 the played concerts in Sao Paulo, Piracicabia and Curitiba in Brazil. In 2014 the Stuttgart Youth Symphony completed a concert tour in China.

The Stuttgart Youth Symphony was awarded 2. Prize in the German Youth Orchestra Competition for their concert “Symphonic Cinema”.

Alexander G. Adiarte, Conductor

Alexander G. Adiarte is one of the most talented and most dynamic conductors of his generation. The violinist and conductor is the Orchestra Director of the Stuttgarter Musikschule, where he also works closely with the Stuttgart Philharmonic and the Würrtembergisch Chamber Orchestra of Heilbronn. Furthermore he has directed the Leonberg Symphony Orchestra since 2006. In 2012, Alexander G. Adiarte began his term as the 18th  music director of Germany’s oldest orchestral society, the Orchesterverein Stuttgart.

Alexander G. Adiarte was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the USA. He studied Music and Violin Performance at YaleUniversityand 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. Further scholarships include the Forum Neues Musiktheater at the Staatsoper Stuttgart, the Richard-Wagner-Verband, and the Akademie Musiktheater heute, sponsored by Deutsche Bank.

In 2003, Alexander G. Adiarte was a Conducting Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. Here he worked with Kurt Masur, Christoph von Dohnanyi, and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. Furthermore, he has also participated in Master Classes with Helmut Rilling, Peter Eötvös, and Jorma Panula.

In addition to concerts in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and France, Adiarte has conducted concerts in Taiwan, Spain, Cyprus, Brazil, China and the USA.

Since August 2007, Alexander G. Adiarte is the Orchestra Director of the Stuttgart Music School, directing the Young Chamber Orchestra of Stuttgart, the Stuttgart Youth Symphony, the String Orchestra, and the Capella Piccola.