In February 2018, Jun Märkl will work in Tokyo with the Nikikai Opera Foundation on a new production of Wagner’s “Lohengrin”. Stage director is Kenta Fukasaku, with whom Jun also worked on the highly praised new production of R. Strauss’ “Die Liebe der Danae” in Tokyo 2015. This time the Orchestra will be the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. There will be 4 performances in Tokyo Bunka Kaikan on February 21, 22, 24, 25, 2018.
From March through April 2018, Jun Märkl will be on a tour through Asia and Australia. He will perform with Tokyo Music Universities Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Melbourne Symphony, Malaysia Philharmonic and Taiwan Philharmonic Orchestra. In Taipei he will work once again with the fantastic Horn Soloist Stephan Dohr playing the concertos by Mozart and Hosokawa, the latter of which they recorded together with the RSNO in 2013.
After many years Jun Märkl will return to conduct the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra in June 2018. Beethoven’s Violin concerto with soloist Augustin Hadelich and Berlioz’ Symphony Fantastique will be on the program.
Naxos has just released Jun Märkl’s recording of Saint-Saens Symphonic Poems with the Orchestra National de Lille.
In June 2017, Jun Märkl recorded a CD of Strauss Poems with the Tonkünstler Orchestra in Grafenegg. The Recordings of Don Juan, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme and Tod und Verklärung were produced under the Tonkünstler’s own label.