Stephan Pas studied clarinet and conducting at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague. He continued his studies in Germany at the Musikhochschule Trossingen with Walter Hügler and was privately coached by Alois Springer. He attended masterclasses with Hans Graf (Mozarteum Salzburg), Yuiji Yuasa (Musikhochschule Wien) and Jorma Panula. Stephan is the founder and conductor of “Ensemble Contours” and the “Alban Berg Ensemble” which perform contemporary repertoire and for which he has also written orchestrations. He conducted the Kammerphilharmonie Budweis (CZ) and the Kammerorchester der Schumann Akademie, Leipzich. His CD productions include Rameau’s opera Les Indes Galantes and El Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, a songbook from 1399, in a new arrangement for vocal and instrumental ensemble. Stephan is an enthusiastic advocate of contemporary Dutch repertoire, which resulted in a cd with orchestral songs of the dutch composer Anna Cramer (2010).