Eliahu Inbal is currently chief conductor of the Czech Philharmonic and Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestras. In 1963 he won first prize in the Guido Cantelli Competition, with engagements at La Scala, in Israel and Berlin, with the Vienna Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Concertgebouw and London Orchestras. He is known for his Mahler and Bruckner recordings with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, as well as for his cycles of Ravel with the Orchestre National de France, Dvořák and Stravinsky with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Shostakovich with the Vienna Symphony and Strauss with the Suisse Romande Orchestra. The principal positions he has held include the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Italian RAI, Berlin Symphony and Teatro La Fenice. Honours have included appointment as Officier des Arts et des Lettres in France and the Goldenes Ehrenzeichen, the Austrian Cross of Merit.