Erik Ochsner


Appears on: Batman in Concert

Finnish-American conductor Erik Ochsner’s versatility as a conductor has stretched across a broad range of repertoire: from conducting as few as five performers in contemporary and modern works to leading 300 performers across 14 different films using the Live in Concert format. In 2017, Ochsner was invited to become principal touring conductor for La La Land Live in Concert, which has taken him around the globe. From Montreal to Melbourne and Moscow, audiences and critics alike have praised Ochsner’s energy, attention to detail, and precise synchronization.

Equally comfortable on the concert stage or leading opera, oratorio, and multi-media performances, he has performed in cities including Athens, Beijing, Dallas, Detroit, Hiroshima, Jakarta, Melbourne, México City, Montreal, Moscow, New York, San Francisco, Stockholm, Sydney, and Vancouver.

Ochsner is music director of SONOS Chamber Orchestra, which recently performed Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring in an arrangement for four pianos and two percussionists. The New York Times said, “All the hallmarks of a great ‘Rite’ were here.”

Ochsner attended The Pierre Monteux School and is a graduate of Dartmouth College. His mentors and teachers included Robert Spano, Charles Bruck, Erich Kunzel, Marin Alsop, and Helmuth Rilling. He lives in New York City, and he loves travelling, wine, and collecting requiem recordings.