Since 1976 The EUYO has had four pre-eminent Principal Artist Conductors


Vasily Petrenko

Chief Conductor EUYO, 2015 -

EUYO Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko was born in 1976 and started his music education at the St Petersburg Capella Boys Music School – the oldest music school in Russia. He then ...
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Bernard Haitink

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

Bernard Haitink’s conducting career began 61 years ago with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in his native Holland.   He went on to be Chief Conductor of the Concertgebouw Orches...
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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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