Jun Märkl is a highly respected interpreter of the core German repertory, and has become known for his refined and idiomatic explorations of the French Impressionists. He serves as music director of the Taiwan Philharmonic (the National Symphony Orchestra) and principal guest conductor of the Residentie Orkest of The Hague. He has recently been appointed artistic advisor of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and principal guest conductor of the Oregon Symphony. His longstanding relationships with the state operas of Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Semperoper Dresden, and The Metropolitan Opera New York have been complemented by his music directorships of the Orchestre National de Lyon, the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Basque National Orchestra. In recognition of his achievements in France, he was honored in 2012 with the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Born in Munich, Märkl won the conducting competition of the Deutscher Musikrat in 1986 and studied at Tanglewood with Leonard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa. Soon afterward he appeared in opera houses throughout Europe, Japan, and the United States, followed by his first music directorships at the Staatstheater Saarbrücken and the Nationaltheater Mannheim.
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