The american pianist STEPHEN HOPKINS is both répétiteur and stage music conductor since 2010. He received his first professional engagements after he won the Young Musicians in Performance competition in 2000. Concert performances have led him since then, to the USA, Mexico, Spain, Germany and Austria. Additionally, he can be regularly heard as a soloist and chamber musician on american and austrian radio. In the USA, he has been successful as a director of studies and conductor of diverse operas, which led him to his two year tenure as répétiteur at the Houston Grand Opera. Since his arrival in Vienna, he has guided numerous prominent singers and conductors through many productions at the Wiener Staatsoper. He gave his debut in the Wiener Musikverein in 2013 as a harpsichordist with the Ensemble Wien.