Horst Stein

A specialist of German Romantic music Horst Stein followed the path of Wolfgang Sawallisch, while at the same time favouring a more northern repertoire (Sibelius, Shostakovitch). He was particularly renowned for his wonderful soirées at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, conducting the Meistersingers, and a highly remarked production of Parsifal, staged by Rolf Liebermann. He is also remembered for a memorable performance of Messiaen’s Turangalîlâ-Symphony. In 1985, he leftthe OSR to take up a similar position in Germany.

Artistic Directors since 1918

Neeme Järvi

From 2012 to 2015
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Neeme Järvi

Marek Janowski

From 2005 to 2012
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Marek Janowski

Pinchas Steinberg

From 2002 to 2005
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Pinchas Steinberg

Fabio Luisi

From 1997 to 2002
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Fabio Luisi

Armin Jordan

From 1985 to 1997
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Armin Jordan

Horst Stein

From 1980 to 1985
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Horst Stein

Wolfgang Sawallisch

From 1970 to 1980
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Wolfgang Sawallisch

Paul Klecki

From 1967 to 1970
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Paul Klecki

Ernest Ansermet

From 1918 to 1967
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Ernest Ansermet