Christoph Eschenbach

Christoph Eschenbach is in demand as a distinguished guestconductor with the finest orchestras and opera houses throughoutthe world (Vienna, Berlin, Paris, London, New York, Boston, Chicago,Los Angeles, Milan, Roma, Munich, Dresden, Leipzig, Madrid, Tokyo,Shanghai, etc.).Maestro Eschenbach is currently chief conductor designedof the Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin and in June 2017 he receivedthe title of Conductor Laureate of the National Symphony Orchestraafter having served seven years as its music director (2010–2017).He was also music director of the Orchestre de Paris (2000–2010),the Philadelphia Orchestra (2003–2008), the NDR Symphony Orchestra(1998–2004) and the Houston Symphony (1988–1999).He is regularly invited to perform at prestigious music festivals includingSalzburg, Prague, Tanglewood, Ravinia, Schleswig-Holstein, Rheingau,Saint Petersburg, and Granada.A prolific recording artist over five decades, Eschenbach has animpressive discography as both a conductor and a pianist on a numberof prominent labels. His recordings include works ranging from Bachto music of our time and reflect his commitment not just to canonicalworks but to the music of the late-20th and early-21st-century as well.In 2014 he received a Grammy Award for his Hindemith CD with violinistMidori and the NDR Symphony Orchestra.Christoph Eschenbach was mentored by George Szell and Herbertvon Karajan, and it is very important to him to pass on musicalknowledge and experience, dedicating time each season to run masterclasses and orchestra academies for young performers such as theSchleswig-Holstein Academy Orchestra, Kronberg Academy, ManhattanSchool of Music, Accademia della Scala.His many honours include the French distinctions of Légion d’Honneur,Officier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite and Commandeur dans l’Ordredes Arts et des Lettres. He also carries the Commander’s Cross of theGerman Order of Merit and received the Leonard Bernstein Awardfrom the Pacific Music Festival.In 2015 Maestro Eschenbach received the prestigious Ernst von SiemensMusic Award in honour of his lifetime dedication to music.