Márcio Steuernagel (1982) is a Brazilian conductor, composer and artistic researcher. He is main conductor of the Orquestra Filarmônica da Universidade Federal do Paraná, Conducting and Composing Professor at the Escola de Música e Belas Artes do Paraná/Universidade Estadual do Paraná, conductor of the Ensemble Móbile, and founding member of the Ensemble entreCompositores, with whom he directed the Music Today Biennale (2011 – 2017). He currently lives in Vienna, Austria, as a Doctoral Candidate at the Doctoral School for Artistic Research of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.
Steuernagel holds a Master in Music by the Federal University of Paraná (Curitiba, Brazil, 2008), and graduated in the State School of Music and Fine Arts with a double major in Conducting and Composition (Curitiba, Brazil, 2005) and in the Federal University of Paraná (Curitiba, Brazil, 2009) with a major in Music. Steuernagel studied conduction with Osvaldo Ferreira, Daisuke Soga, Fábio Mechetti and Alpaslan Ertüngealp; and composition with Mauricio Dottori, Stefano Gervasoni and, currently, Germán Toro-Pérez.
His compositions have been performed by groups such as the Platypus Ensemble (Vienna), Nova Camerata and Ensemble Móbile (Brazil), and orchestras such as Orquestra Sinfônica do Paraná, Camerata Antiqua de Curitiba, and Orquestra Filarmônica da Universidade Federal do Paraná, as well as soloists such as Eric Lamb, Kaoko Amano, Markus Sepperer, Stefanie Prenn, Marianna Oczowska, and many others.
He has conducted orchestras such as Orquestra Sinfônica do Paraná (where he was assistant conductor from 2011 to 2013), Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais, Orquestra Sinfônica do Teatro Nacional Claudio Santoro, Szolnok Symphony Orchestra, Opera de Baugé, Çukurova Devlet Senfoni Orkestrasi, and Orquestra de Câmara da Cidade de Curitiba. Ahead of orchestras as well as Brazilian and European ensembles (Platypus Ensemble, with whom he has collaborated continuously in 2019–2022), Steuernagel specializes in new music, and has directed many premières, including the Brazilian première of György Ligeti's Ramifications (2015), and the American première of Salvatore Sciarrino’s L’ideale lucente e le pagine rubate (2017).