First invitation to the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande: 26 February 1969 (Piano)
Christoph Eschenbach is a phenomenon among great international conductors. Universally acclaimed as a conductor and pianist, he has conducted the greatest orchestras and has received the highest musical distinctions.
Born in 1940 in the heart of tumultuous, war-torn Europe, his childhood was marked by a succession of personal tragedies. It can be said that music saved him because his life began to change when he learned to play the piano. Even though he is now 80 years old, his lively artistic curiosity has not diminished and he still enjoys working with the greatest international orchestras.
Christoph Eschenbach is also known for his unconditional support of young talent. His discoveries to date include the pianist Lang Lang, the violinist Julia Fischer as well as the cellists Leonard Elschenbroich and Daniel Müller-Schott.
Christoph Eschenbach is artistic advisor and lecturer at the renowned Kronberg Academy and has been Music Director of the Konzerthausorchester Berlin since September 2019.