Stephan Fillare made his New York City conducting debut with the world premiere of Bruce Saylor’s Adagio for Orchestra. Mr. Fillare continues to make a career for himself in New York City. His highlights include collaborating with New Camerata Opera on their double-bill production of John Blow’s Venus and Adonis, and Gustav Holst’s Sāvitri, productions of Don Giovanni, Dido & Aeneas the Marriage of Figaro, Die Zauberflöte as well as the premiere of Fiora, a modern opera by Britlin Losee. Under the guidance of Maurice Peress, Mr. Fillare assisted the first fully staged production of Bernstein’s MASS in Queens, NY. In the Summer of 2019, Stephan returned to Manhattan Opera Studio as guest conductor for Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and served as cover conductor for Wagner’s Die Walküre. Currently, Stephan is Assistant Conductor and Concertmaster of the New York Repertory Orchestra.
Mr. Fillare keeps an active career in New York City as a violinist. He has worked most recently with the Colour of Music Festival, a festival that showcases Black Musicians from around the globe. He has played as both Assistant Concertmaster, and as a member of the Colour of Music Octet. He can be seen as Concertmaster with the New Amsterdam Opera Company, New York Repertory Orchestra, Manhattan Opera Studio, and Livingston Symphony. He was Concertmaster for New York Concert Opera’s inaugural performance of Puccini’s La Boheme.
Stephan is currently pursuing a DMA in Orchestral Conducting from the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio with Mark Gibson. He received his Master of Arts in Instrumental Conducting from the Aaron Copland School of Music in 2014, where he studied with Maurice Peress. Stephan has also studied conducting with Anthony Hose. He received his Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Stetson University in 2012, studying violin with Routa Kroumovitch-Gomez.
Stephan is proud and honored to be the inaugural Conducting Fellow with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra through their Harmony Fellowship for Underrepresented Musicians Starting in Fall 2021.