Stefan Schuck, Director of Music
Stefan Schuck completed his studies in Catholic church music at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts in 1987. He then studied choral and orchestral conducting with Uwe Gronostay and Jiri Starek in Frankfurt. He taught choral conducting at the University of the Arts Berlin from 1989, and from 1992 to 1997 was artistic assistant to Uwe Gronostay. During this period he worked closely with Eric Ericson in Stockholm. Schuck became conductor of the Hugo Distler Choir Berlin in 1992, which has since gone on to give many highly acclaimed concerts in Germany and abroad. Schuck was professor of choral and orchestral conducting at the Hochschule für Kirchenmusik Rottenburg- Stuttgart until 2013. He has worked with many professional choirs including the Cologne Radio Choir, Berlin Radio Choir and SWR Stuttgart Vocal Ensemble. In 1998 Schuck was awarded the H. J. Erhard Memorial Prize by the City of Aschaffenburg. He was awarded the Citizens’ Medal of the district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf in Berlin in recognition of his committment to the cultural life of the city. Since 2008 Stefan Schuck has welcomed audiences in the Church at Hohenzollernplatz in Berlin-Wilmersdorf to “NoonSong” each Saturday at 12:00 noon with sirventes berlin. He is also co-founder of the project KinderStimmen at the Lernwerkstatt Berlin, an enterprise run by Kindergärten City with the aim of collaborative vocal training with pre-school children and their teachers in the Berlin districts of Wedding and Kreuzberg.