Principal Artists: since 1976 The EUYO has had four pre-eminent Principal Artist Conductors


Vasily Petrenko

Chief Conductor EUYO, 2015 -

EUYO Chief Conductor Born in St Petersburg, and educated at the St Petersburg Capella Boys Music School, the oldest music school in Russia, Vasily Petrenko studied at the St Pete...
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Bernard Haitink

Conductor Laureate EUYO, 2015-2021, Music Director EUYO, 1994 - 2000

Bernard Haitink was born and trained in Amsterdam. His conducting career began in 1954 at the Netherlands Radio, where he took part in their intensive conductors’ courses, and wh...
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Claudio Abbado

Founding Music Director EUYO, Music Director EUYO, 1976 - 1994

Claudio Abbado, 26 June 1933 – 20 January 2014 was an Italian conductor. One of the most celebrated and respected conductors of the 20th century, particularly in the music of Gus...
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Vladimir Ashkenazy

Music Director EUYO, 2000 - 2015, Conductor EUYO, 1987 -

One of the few artists to combine a successful career as a pianist and conductor, Russian-born Vladimir Ashkenazy inherited his musical gift from both sides of his family; his fa...
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