With his January 2001 production of Lulu when he
was GMD of the Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Stefan
Anton Reck drew all eyes upon himself. The opera
was acclaimed by the most important international
arts magazines and journals.
Reck studied at the HdK Berlin as well as in
Tanglewood with Seiji Ozawa and Leonard Bernstein.
In 1985, he won the International Arturo Toscanini
Conducting Competition as well as the International
Gino Marinuzzi Conducting Competition. From
1997 to 2000, Reck was Claudio Abbado’s assistant
in Berlin. During this period, he developed
great expertise in the music of Mahler as well as the
New Viennese School. Before his engagement at the
Teatro Massimo di Palermo, he headed the Orchestra
Sinfonica di San Remo and the Orchestra Regionale
del Lazio Roma. He also made guest appearances
with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bavarian
State Opera, the Gran Teatro del Liceo in Barcelona
as well as at the Semperoper Dresden.
Alban Berg: Lulu