Jonathan Sternberg is regarded by many as one of the most distinguished conductors appearing on the international podium, his performances having been unanimously acclaimed by critics, musicians and public alike from Berlin to Buenos Aires. Born in New York of Austro-Russian parents, he studied violin at the Juilliard School of Music and completed his musical and academic education at the Manhattan School of Music, New York University and Harvard University, with viola and musicology as principal subjects. After studying with Pierre Monteux he made his debut with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and has since centered his career in the important musical capitals of Europe. For an extended period he was Principal Conductor at the Royal Flemish Opera in Belgium before returning to the United States to accept an appointment as the Musical Director and Principal Conductor of the Harkeness Ballet. Concurrently he was Musical Consultant to the Rebekah Harkness Foundation for their Ballet Commissioning program. He has also been associated with Col. De Basil's Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Outstanding among his guest engagements have been the first European tour of the Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg, several all-Beethoven concerts with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in the Royal Festival Hall, appearances with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva, the Orchestre Lamoureux in Paris, the orchestras of Warsaw, Prague, Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, Basel, Brussels, Monte Carlo, etc. A long list of recordings made in Vienna, Salzburg, Paris and Zürich has made the name Jonathan Sternberg a familiar name to discophiles internationally. Among the artists with whom he has collaborated in concert and opera, are Isaac Stern, Yehudi Menuhin, Heryk Szeryng, Paul Badura-Skoda, Alfred Brendel, Annie Fischer, Philippe Entremont, Byron Janis, Teresa Stich-Randall, Lisa Della Casa, Hilde Gueden, George London and Paul Schoeffler. In 1966 Jonathan Sternberg returned to the United States to accept an appointment as the musical director and principal conductor of the Harkness concurrent with his position as the musical consultant to the Rebekah Harkness Foundation. Some years later he was appointed musical director and conductor of the Atlanta Municipal Theater in charge of opera and ballet performances at the new Memorial Cultural Center. During the last several years Jonathan Sternberg has divided his professional time with the academic world as Professor of Conducting and Conductor at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., and at Temple University College of Music in Philadelphia, PA., in addition to pursuing his career as guest conductor on five continents.
Paris Radio Orchestra
Monte Carlo Symphony Orchestra
Belgian National Orchestra
Brussels Radio Symphony Orchestra
Antwerp Philharmonic
Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra
Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra
Athens State Symphony Orchestra
Olso Philharmonic Orchestra
Ankara Symphony Orchestra
Shanghai Municipal Orchestra
Buenos Aires National Orchestra
Caracas National Orchestra
Guatamala National Orchestra
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
New York Philharmonic
Rochester Philharmonic
Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Vienna Sate Opera Orchestra
Vienna Tonkuenstler Orchestra
Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
Berliner Sinfoniker
RAIS Orchestra of Berlin
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra
Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra
Heidelberg Municipal Orchestra
Saarbrueken Radio Orchestra
Zuerich Radio Orchestra
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Orchestre National de Paris
Pittsburg Symphony
Chicago & Los Angeles Orchestras