Christoph Eschenbach

Christoph Eschenbach is in demand as a distinguished guest conductor with the finest orchestras and opera houses throughout the world, including those in Vienna, Berlin, Paris, London, New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Milan, Rome, Munich, Dresden, Leipzig, Madrid, Tokyo and Shanghai.

He is currently music director of the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, principal guest conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and honorary conductor of the Bamberger Symphoniker. In June 2017 Eschenbach received the title of conductor laureate of the National Symphony Orchestra after serving as music director (2010–17). Other past positions include music director of the Orchestre de Paris (2000–10), The Philadelphia Orchestra (2003–08), NDR Symphony Orchestra (1998– 2004) and Houston Symphony (1988–99).

A prolific recording artist, Eschenbach has an impressive discography as both a conductor and pianist. He was mentored by George Szell and Herbert von Karajan. His many accolades include the French distinction of Légion d’honneur and the prestigious Ernst von Siemens Music Prize in honour of his life’s dedication to music.

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