Lothar Zagrosek

Lothar Zagrosek has been principal conductor of the Konzerthausorchester Berlin since 2006. He studied with Hans Swarowsky, István Kertész, Bruno Maderna and Herbert von Karajan, and was appointed principal conductor of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra in 1982, followed by appointment as musical director of the Paris Grand Opéra, principal guest conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, general music director of the Leipzig Opera, and general music director of the Stuttgart State Opera. His career as a conductor has taken him, among other engagements, to the Vienna and Hamburg State Operas, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Frankfurt Opera, the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, Glyndebourne, the Salzburg Festival, the Vienna and Berlin Festival Weeks, the Munich Opera Festival and the London Promenade Concerts. Since 1995 he has been first guest conductor and artistic adviser to the German Youth Philharmonic and a regular guest with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the West German Radio Orchestra, the NHK in Tokyo, the Orchestre Philharmonique of Radio France, and the RAI Orchestra in Turin.