Wolfgang Sawallisch

Wolfgang Sawallisch, the prince of orchestra conducting, is one of the world’s greatest conductors. In spite of his multiple activities all over the world he took his role as artistic director of the OSR very seriously. Under his guidance the orchestre expanded its repertoire significantly to include the works of Mahler and Bruckner, seldom heard until before then in French speaking Switzerland. Wolfgang Sawallisch will always be one of the orchestra’s best loved guest conductors, loved not only by the musicians but by the French-Swiss public.

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