Christoph Eschenbach, Music Director of both the National Symphony Orchestra and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, is in great demand by the finest orchestras and opera houses around the world.
Now in his seventh and final season with the NSO and Kennedy Center, he has, during his tenure thus far, taken the NSO on three international tours; through South and North America in 2012, to Europe and Oman in 2013, and to Europe 2016, earning great acclaim. He and the NSO have also performed together at Carnegie Hall. In 2016–2017 Eschenbach and the Orchestra perform in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, at the invitation of Olga Rostropovich, as part of the 2017 Rostropovich Festival, celebrating what would have been Mstislav Rostropovich’s 90th birthday. In addition, his season with the NSO includes the East Coast premiere of an NSO co-commissioned work Concerto in D (for Violin and Orchestra by Wynton Marsalis and the conclusion of Mahler Explored ... read full bio