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Peter Eotvos

  • Composer
  • Conductor

Biography

Peter Eötvös is regularly re-invited as guest conductor by Philharmonic orchestras including Berlin, Munich, Vienna, and London. Since 1980, he has regularly appeared in London with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta; and in Paris with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Ensemble intercontemporain.
He will begin as Principal Guest Conductor of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra in the 2009/10 season. Equally important to Peter Eötvös are his teaching activities - especially his work at his own International Eötvös Institute and Foundation for young conductors and composers in Budapest.
Eötvös’s opera Three Sisters was awarded France's Prix Claude-Rostand, Grand Prix de la Critique (1998) and Victoires de la Musique Classique and du Jazz (1999), and its recording won Grand Prix of Academie Charles Cros (1999), Diapason d'or de l'année 2000, ECHO Preis 2000 in Germany and Prix Caecilia in Belgium (2000). In 2003 the film of his opera Le Balcon won the Grand Prix Golden Prague. His violin concerto Seven was awarded Foundation Price Pierre de Monaco prize in 2008.