Scott Voyles


American conductor Scott Voyles has quickly attracted international acclaim as a frequent collaborator with elite ensembles and soloists around the world. A conductor of significant musical breadth and inspiration, his work is characterised by artistic innovation, insatiable curiosity, and energetic passion in performance.

The ensemble and its conductor, Scott Voyles, seemed energized by the piece and played it with the wildness and color it demands.

Allan Kozinn, The New York Times

A finalist of the 2013 Besançon International Competition for Young Conductors, he recently conducted the Orchestre National de Lorraine and the Orchestre Victor Hugo Franche-Comté. In 2014, he conducted members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra at The Conductor’s Lab in Aix-en-Provence, and made his debut with the Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn. In 2015, he makes his debut with the Göttinger Symphonie Orchester, and again appears with the Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn with trumpet soloist Wolfgang Bauer at the Weilburger Schlosskonzerte.

Since 2011, he works regularly with the Ensemble Resonanz in Hamburg, one of Europe’s most innovative chamber orchestras, conducting five different programs over the past three seasons with international soloists Jean-Guihen Queyras, Jeroen Berwaerts, Elsbeth Moser, Cora Burggraaf, Johannes Fischer and Caroline Stein.

…a true artist of very high quality.

Chaya Czernowin, composer
Prof. of Music, Harvard University

A leading interpreter of contemporary music, he has conducted significant world and regional premieres, working with many of the world’s foremost composers and conductors such as Michel van der Aa, Georges Aperghis, Stefan Asbury, Pierluigi Billone, Pierre Boulez, Martyn Brabbins, Peter Eötvös, Beat Furrer, Sofia Gubaidulina, Heinz Holliger, Isabel Mundry, Franck Ollu, Enno Poppe, Wolfgang Rihm, Rebecca Saunders, Joji Yuasa and Hans Zender.

From 2009-2013, he was conductor of the ensemble interface, a premiere international ensemble for contemporary music. In 2013, he was conductor of the Schwetzinger Festspiel-Ensemble, an all-star group of musicians from renowned European orchestras.

He regularly appears with leading European groups such as the Nadar Ensemble (Belgium), Ensemble Adapter (Berlin), Ensemble Laboratorium (Zurich), Ensemble Aventure (Freiburg), dissonant ensemble (Greece), oh ton-ensemble (Bremen), RADAR Ensemble (Lübeck), and with North American groups Ensemble Dal Niente (Chicago) and Talea Ensemble (NYC) at festivals and series such as the Darmstadt Summer Courses, Tage für Neue Musik Zürich, Acht Brücken Köln, Ultraschall Berlin, Hamburger Lux aeterna, and Bang on a Can Marathon. In July 2015, he makes his debut with the League of Composers Orchestra in NYC.

His love for tiny details, his sense for overall musical architecture, his flexibility and open-mindedness and sheer passion for music make him a joy for a composer to work with.

Johannes Maria Staud, composer

A noted conductor of opera and musical theater, he’s conducted significant productions by Benjamin Britten, Morton Feldman, Conrad Susa, and Viktor Ullmann, and was Music Director of the Ensemble Modern production of Kurt Weill’s Die Dreigroschenoper at the Schauspiel Frankfurt. As a recording artist, his work can be heard on NAXOS American Opera Classics, and in 2013 made his debut recording for WERGO, a portrait of German composer Johannes Boris Borowski.

Since 2016, he teaches Contemporary Music Conducting as a member of the Incontri Institute for New Music at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover.

© Scott Voyles // 2017