Mariss Jansons

Conductor Emeritus

Mariss Jansons was chief conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam from 2004 to 2015. Jansons studied violin and conducting in St. Petersburg, and continued his studies with Hans Swarowsky in Vienna and Herbert von Karajan in Salzburg.

In 1973, Mariss Jansons was appointed Yevgeny Mravinsky’s assistant with the St. Petersburg orchestra, which Jansons’s father Arvids had also conducted. From 1979 to 2000, he served as music director of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, bringing it great international acclaim.

Jansons has made numerous appearances throughout the world as a guest conductor of the Berlin, the Vienna and the London Philharmonic Orchestras, as well as the leading orchestras in the United States. He was music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra from 1997 to 2004 and has been music director of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2003.

Concerts with Mariss Jansons

  • Opera with Mariss Jansons: The Queen of Spades  

    Thu
    09
    Jun
    2016
    19:30
    Dutch National Opera & Ballet
    Amsterdam
  • Opera with Mariss Jansons: The Queen of Spades  

    Sun
    12
    Jun
    2016
    13:30
    Dutch National Opera & Ballet
    Amsterdam
  • Opera with Mariss Jansons: The Queen of Spades  

    Wed
    15
    Jun
    2016
    19:30
    Dutch National Opera & Ballet
    Amsterdam
  • Opera with Mariss Jansons: The Queen of Spades  

    Sat
    18
    Jun
    2016
    19:30
    Dutch National Opera & Ballet
    Amsterdam
  • Opera with Mariss Jansons: The Queen of Spades  

    Tue
    21
    Jun
    2016
    19:30
    Dutch National Opera & Ballet
    Amsterdam

Making his first guest appearance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in 1988, he returned nearly every year thereafter and was appointed its chief conductor, the sixth to hold the post since the orchestra was founded in 1888, in 2004. After eleven very successful years he conducted his last concert as chief conductor of the Concertgebouw Orchestra in March 2015, after which the orchestra appointed him conductor emeritus.

Mariss Jansons has received various distinctions for his achievements, including the Austrian Decoration of Honour for Science and Art, and Latvia’s highest honour, the Three-Star Order. In 2013 Jansons was awarded the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize, and received both the Federal Cross of Merit of Germany and the Order of the Netherlands Lion.