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Jun Märkl


Jun Markl


Jun Märkl has long been known as a highly respected interpreter of the core Germanic repertoire from both the symphonic and operatic traditions, and more recently for his refined and idiomatic explorations of the French impressionists. His long-standing relationships at the state operas of Vienna, Berlin, Munich and Semperoper Dresden have in recent years been complemented by his Music Directorships of the Orchestre National de Lyon (2005-11) and MDR Symphony Orchestra Leipzig (to 2012).

From 2014-17 seasons, he is Principal Conductor to the Basque National Orchestra. He guests with the World's leading Orchestra, including the Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchstra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic and Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Märkl works regularly with may of the North American Orchestra -- St. Lois, Atlanta , Baltimore, Cincinnati, Minnesota, Detroit, Houston and Vancouver, among others. Märkl has been a regular guest at the State Opera of Vienna, Munich and Semper Oper Dresden, and was until 2005 Permanent Conductor of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich.

In 2014 Naxos released two Hosokawa discs recorded by Jun Märkl with Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He has also recorded the complete Schumann symphonies live with the NHL Symphony, Dvořák on Telarc, Mendelssohn and D'a;bert with MDR, and Ravel, Messaien and a highly acclaimed nine-disc Debussy set with the Orchestre National de Lyon on Naxos. Presently he is recvording a cycle of works of Saint Saens and Hosokawa for Naxos. In recognition of his achievements in Lyon, he was honored by the French Ministry of Culture in 2012 with the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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