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01.01.18
Marin Alsop, Sir Andrew Davis, JoAnn Falletta, Christopher Rountree, Inon Barnatan, Daniel Barenboim, Christoph Eschenbach, Alexandre Tharaud, Daniil Trifonov, Krystian Zimerman, Isabelle Faust, Gidon Kremer, Yo-Yo Ma, Johannes Moser, Alisa Weilerstein, Avi Avital, Mason Bates, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Munich , Minnesota Orchestra , West-Eastern Divan Orchestra , Kremerata Baltica , The Knights , Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra , VOCES8 , Stephanie Blythe, Kate Lindsey, Christian Van Horn
Best of 2017
09.08.17
Christoph Eschenbach, Isabelle Faust, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Munich
Gramophone Classical Music Award Winners 2017
Gramophone
08.04.17
Asher Fisch, Christoph Eschenbach, Alexandre Tharaud, Daniil Trifonov, Isabelle Faust, Minnesota Orchestra
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ARTISTS ON THE 2017 GRAMOPHONE AWARDS SHORTLIST
Gramophone
05.12.15
Christoph Eschenbach, Leonidas Kavakos
Kavakos and Eschenbach combine to put on an inspired recital
The Washington Post
01.27.14
David Alan Miller, Christoph Eschenbach, Minnesota Orchestra , William Burden, John Del Carlo
CONGRATULATIONS 2014 GRAMMY WINNERS
12.09.13
Donald Runnicles, Yefim Bronfman, Christoph Eschenbach, Leonidas Kavakos, Ravi Shankar, Minnesota Orchestra , Ian Bostridge, New York Polyphony
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE OPUS 3 ARTISTS NOMINATED FOR A 2014 GRAMMY
Grammy.com
06.21.12
Christoph Eschenbach
NSO and Eschenbach enjoying belated honeymoon
Washington Post
11.21.09
Osvaldo Golijov, David Robertson, Christoph Eschenbach
The ten best classical albums of the Noughties
The Times (London)
08.02.09
Christoph Eschenbach, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
Public and private Shostakovich both given their due at Ravinia
Chicago Classical Review
09.26.08
Christoph Eschenbach
Christoph Eschenbach appointed Music Director of the Kennedy Center and Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra
Associated Press
09.17.08
Yefim Bronfman, Christoph Eschenbach, Alisa Weilerstein, Philadelphia Orchestra , Chanticleer
A No-Show, a Young Star, and a Mercurial Russian Maestro
New York Sun

Born in Breslau, Germany (today Wroclaw, Poland), Christoph Eschenbach studied piano with Professor Eliza Hansen and early on won numerous piano competitions. In 1965 the first prize of the Clara Haskil competition in Luzern marked the beginning of his soloist career. Invited worldwide by famous concert halls and orchestras, he then met conductor George Szell and went on tours with the Cleveland Orchestra under Szell's direction. In the same period Christoph Eschenbach met Herbert von Karajan. 

Successful conducting studies in Hamburg and the influence of Szell and Karajan, his two mentors, naturally led him to initiate his career as a conductor.  He began in 1972, and made his debut in the USA in 1975 with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. 

Currently Christoph Eschenbach is in demand as a distinguished guest conductor with the finest orchestras and opera houses throughout the world including Vienna, Berlin, Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Shanghai, Rome, Milan, Dresden, Leipzig, Münich, and Amsterdam, among others. He is also a frequent conductor at prestigious festivals such as Salzbourg, Tanglewood, Ravinia, Saint Petersbourg, Granada, Rheingau, Schleswig Holstein, and others ... read full bio