Christoph Stöcker was born in Würzburg in 1969. His musical education included piano lessons and later organ, trumpet and double bass. He also studied church music and sang as a tenor in vocal ensembles such as the Stuttgart Chamber Choir (cond. Frieder Bernius), as well as the RIAS Chamber Choir in Berlin. From 1992 he studied orchestral conducting at the University of Music in Würzburg. His repertoire includes works of Bach, Mozart operas, as well as Wagner’s “Ring of the Nibelung“. He has also conducted various operas, operettas and musicals, as well as his own production of “Giuglio Cesare” by G.F. Handel.
Since 2002, after he worked in the Hamburg State Opera as a solo répétiteur, he has gained experience and recognition as stage music conductor. Since 2006 he works regularly at the Bayreuth Festival, and has assisted Christian Thielemann, Axel Kober, Hartmuth Haenchen and Valery Gergiev there.
In October of 2019 he conducted “Parsifal” opera in Vladivostok in the production of the Mariinsky Theatre, St.Petersburg, as well as the production of “Tannhäuser” in St.Petersburg.
RCCR Artists performs the general management for Christoph Stöcker.