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. 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, and Caroline Stein.
In 2014, he conducts members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra at The Conductor’s Lab in Aix-en-Provence, and makes his debut with the Göttinger Symphonie Orchester in 2015.
…a true artist of very high quality.
- Chaya Czernowin, composer and 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.
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.