12 December 2014

2015 Independent Opera Director announced

We are pleased to announce that Max Hoehn has been named as INDEPENDENT OPERA Director Fellow for 2015.

After a rigorous six-month selection process, INDEPENDENT OPERA announced 25-year-old Max Hoehn as the winner of its 2015 Director Fellowship. This new award – the largest of Independent Opera’s annual fellowships – is valued at £300,000, inclusive of a £15,000 director’s stipend.

IO’s 2015 Director Fellowship will enable Max Hoehn to stage the UK première of Šimon Voseček’s Biedermann and the Arsonists at the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells, in November 2015. He will additionally receive mentoring from David Pountney and Welsh National Opera.

“After an exciting and formative period working with Graham Vick’s Birmingham Opera Company, this is a chance to use that spirit of innovation to enrich my work as an opera practitioner. I very much look forward to a year’s mentoring from David Pountney as part of the Fellowship, drawing on his unique range of experiences as director, librettist, translator and intendant on the world’s major stages.” Max Hoehn, Director Fellow 2015