Johannes Maria Staud talks about his orchestral piece Stromab.

“In Stromab the whole orchestra is sent like a boat down the great river in its dazzling diversity,” says Johannes Maria Staud about his orchestral piece, premiered during the 2017/18 season by three leading international orchestras. The world premiere was given in Copenhagen by the Royal Danish Orchestra under Alexander Vedernikov, before the Wiener Symphoniker under Francois-Xavier Roth gave the Austrian premiere a few weeks later. In January 2018, Stromab found its American premiere in Cleveland under Franz-Welser Möst, followed by further concerts in in the US.