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Welser-Möst

Conductor

Conductor Franz Welser-Möst

Born in Linz, Franz Welser-Möst started out studying the violin, but later chose conducting. He served as music director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra from 1990 to 1996, and was appointed music director of the Opernhaus Zurich, a post he held from 1995 to 2008.

From 2010 to 2014, he served as Generalmusikdirektor of the Vienna State Opera, leading the acclaimed new production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen.

Music director Cleveland Orchestra

Since 2002, Welser-Möst has served as music director of the Cleveland Orchestra. The success of this partnership is attested by the many premieres and world premieres, successfully revisited productions of Mozart’s Da Ponte operas and semi-staged performances of Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen with a computer-animated stage design.

Welser-Möst has made guest appearances conducting a number of leading orchestras. He has accompanied the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra on many tours and led its New Year’s Day concert in 2011 and 2013. He has led many productions at the Salzburg Festival, for instance Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, for which he was awarded the ECHO Klassik award in 2015, and a widely acclaimed production of Die Liebe der Danae in 2016.

Franz Welser-Möst made his Concertgebouworkest debut in April 2016, conducting works by Mozart and Bruckner, and returned in March 2018 with Beethoven and Widmann.

  • 1990 - 1996, music director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra from 1990 to 1996
  • 1995 - 2008, music director of the Zurich Opera
  • 2010 - 2014, Generalmusikdirektor of the Vienna State Opera
  • 2002, appointed music director of the Cleveland Orchestra
  • 2011 and 2013, Welser-Möst led the New Year’s Day concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • 2016, debut with the Concertgebouworkest
Conductor Franz Welser-Möst

Born in Linz, Franz Welser-Möst started out studying the violin, but later chose conducting. He served as music director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra from 1990 to 1996, and was appointed music director of the Opernhaus Zurich, a post he held from 1995 to 2008.

From 2010 to 2014, he served as Generalmusikdirektor of the Vienna State Opera, leading the acclaimed new production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen.

Music director Cleveland Orchestra

Since 2002, Welser-Möst has served as music director of the Cleveland Orchestra. The success of this partnership is attested by the many premieres and world premieres, successfully revisited productions of Mozart’s Da Ponte operas and semi-staged performances of Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen with a computer-animated stage design.

Welser-Möst has made guest appearances conducting a number of leading orchestras. He has accompanied the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra on many tours and led its New Year’s Day concert in 2011 and 2013. He has led many productions at the Salzburg Festival, for instance Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, for which he was awarded the ECHO Klassik award in 2015, and a widely acclaimed production of Die Liebe der Danae in 2016.

Franz Welser-Möst made his Concertgebouworkest debut in April 2016, conducting works by Mozart and Bruckner, and returned in March 2018 with Beethoven and Widmann.