Jun Märkl returns to Japan for his regular week with the Mito Chamber Orchestra, conducting concerts on 6,7 and 8 July. Founded by Seiji Ozawa in 1990, the orchestra is made up of leading Japanese musicians from across the globe, who get together three times a year to make music at the highest level. He then spends a week coaching the students of the prestigious Kunitachi Conservatoire orchestra in Tokyo, culminating in a performance of Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony.
He returns to Europe to renew his acquaintance with the Vienna Tonkünstlerorchestra, appearing with them for the first time at the Grafenegg Festival on 21 July in a programme of Liszt, Bartok and Kodaly.
He crosses the globe again to conduct Beethoven Symphony No.5 on 27 July with the Grant Park Orchestra in Chicago (made up of leading players from many top US orchestras) and stays on for a week at the Aspen Music Festival with Stephen Hough.