American conductor Christopher Ocasek is recognized for his rising international career, having collaborated with orchestras and in opera houses throughout Europe, the United States, and Asia. Christopher Ocasek began his opera conducting career at the age of 21, leading the Mozart and More Orchestra in notably received performances of Der Schauspieldirektor. Acclaimed as a young conductor with immense talent, Mr. Ocasek has gained a reputation for his innate sense of musical nuance and stunning interpretations of both new music and standard repertoire.
Mr. Ocasek has coached singers on a wide range of repertoire since 1999 and has presented numerous concerts of both arias and Lieder. His knowledge of working with emerging singers has earned him reengagements with some of the United States’ top programs for young artists. As a pianist, Mr. Ocasek has performed extensively in collaboration with singers. As a soloist, he has been seen in concert performing and conducting from the piano, including a riveting performance of the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor. Mr. Ocasek has received numerous awards in conducting and education and has been praised by renowned critics such as Greg Sandow for his authority in leading ensembles. He currently resides between Vienna, Austria and Paris, France.