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Christoph von Dohnányi (conductor)

Born into a family of musicians and scientists in Berlin in 1929, Christoph von Dohnányi studied Music at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich and received the city’s Richard Strauss Prize for conducting, enabling him to study in the United States with his grandfather, Ernst von Dohnányi. He has a long-standing relationship with the Philharmonia Orchestra. Beginning in 1994 as the Orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor, he served as Principal Conductor for ten years from 1997, before being appointed Honorary Conductor for Life in 2008.

This special artistic relationship has produced landmark events, such as opera-in-concert projects including Stravinsky Oedipus Rex; Schoenberg Moses und Aron; Humperdinck Hänsel und Gretel; and Strauss Die Frau ohne Schatten, Die schweigsame Frau and Arabella.

In Paris in the nineties Dohnányi led the orchestra’s residency at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, and has conducted each season at the Royal Festival Hall in London and on tours throughout Europe appearing in major venues like Musikverein in Vienna, Luzern Festival, Salzburg Festival, Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris and Teatro alla Scala in Milan. In the United States they have performed together in Carnegie Hall in New York, Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles and Davies Hall in San Francisco, among others.

Christoph von Dohnányi was Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra from 1984 to 2002. He started his career as Generalmusikdirektor in Lübeck and continued in Kassel, which was followed by the posts of Chief Conductor in Cologne, Generalmusikdirektor and Opera Director at Frankfurt Opera, and Intendant and Chief Conductor at the Hamburg State Opera. Later he was Chief Conductor of the NDR Sinfonieorchester.

Christoph von Dohnányi is the recipient of honorary doctorates from the Royal Academy of Music in London, the Eastman School of Music in Rochester New York, Oberlin College, Case Western Reserve University, Kent State University in Ohio and the Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles, California. He has received the Order of Art and Letters of France, and the German and Austrian Order of Merit.


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