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Franz Welser-Most

  • Conductor


Franz Welser-Möst is Music Director of The Cleveland Orchestra and General Musikdirektor of the Vienna Staatsoper.

Franz Welser-Möst was appointed Music Director of The Cleveland Orchestra in 2002, and the contract runs until the orchestra’s centennial year, in 2018. Franz Welser-Möst brought The Cleveland Orchestra to New York's Carnegie Hall on numerous occasions. He also toured with Cleveland Orchestra to Vienna and participated at the Lucerne Festival. In 2008, both the orchestra and its Music Director were resident at the Salzburg Festival. All their performances were sold out. 2010/11 season included performances by Maestro Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra at Carnegie Hall and Suntory Hall in Japan.