New BCMG Artistic Director Stephan Meier

Stephan Meier

Artistic Director


Percussionist, conductor, composer, and artistic director of Das Neue Ensemble Hannover, the Musik 21 Niedersachsen network project and several International competitions for composers, Stephan Meier studied percussion and piano in Hannover and The Hague, attended courses with Pierre Boulez, Mauricio Kagel and Luigi Nono, and in conducting with Diego Masson and Peter Eötvös under scholarships from the Centre Acanthes and der Foyle Foundation / Cath Collins, Dartington. As soloist and with his ensembles Stephan Meier has performed on WDR, NDR, br, ORF, at ZKM Karlsruhe and Het Slagwerkfestival, and with the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Kölner Philharmonie, musica viva München, Philharmonie Ljubljana and Nischni- Novgorod. As an expert in the popularisation and promotion of New Music, Meier has been invited to speak at conferences of the Deutscher Musikrat and by the President of Germany. He is chair of Musik 21 NGNM e.V., which stages the Musik 21 Niedersachsen festival within the national network for New Music.