Lithuanian conductor Martynas Stakionis is one of the rising conductors of his generation. Since his debut with the Kaunas State Philharmonic in April of 2014, Martynas Stakionis has appeared with the Mozarteum Orchestra, Hamburg Symphony, Baltic Sea Philharmonic, Lithuanian National Symphony, Kintai Music Festival International Orchestra, Latvian Academy of Music Symphony, and Hamburg School of Music and Theater Symphony. In August and September of 2017, he leads the Kremerata Baltica at the Kronberg, Dzintaru Koncertzale, and Sion festivals.
Martynas Stakionis holds the title of Assistant Conductor at the Hamburg Chamber Opera Theater and has assisted Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla for the Salzburg State Theatre’s productions of Haydn’s Il mondo della luna and Max Brand’s Stormy Interlude. Recent operatic projects include conducting Mozart‘s Die Zauberflöte in a collaboration between the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra and Hamburg School of Music and Theatre.
Stemming from a rich choral background, Martynas Stakionis has worked with Latvian State Choir, Paris National Opera‘s Children's Choir, Regional Choir Vittoria d'Île-de-France, Latvian Radio Choir, and served as Chorus Master for John Eaton‘s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button at the National M.K.Čiurlionis School of Arts. Martynas Stakionis has won several choral competitions throughout the Baltic states since 2010. Most notably, he placed first in The Jāzeps Vītols 5th International Choral Conductors Competition (Riga, 2014) and was awarded for best interpretation of an opera scene in Republican Jonas Aleksa Young Choir Conductors Competition (Vilnius, 2014).