In Good Hands

The BJO does not have a permanent Principal Conductor. Each work period is directed by a different conductor. More than 70 world-famous as well as promising young conductors have stood on the podium of this youthful ensemble, among them Sir Simon Rattle, Kirill Petrenko, Kurt Masur, and Herbert von Karajan.

Conductors

Gerd Albrecht, Christoph Altstaedt, Amy Andersson, Matthias Bamert, Rudolf Barschai, Hermann Bäumer, Henri Bert, Gary Bertini, Andrey Boreyko, Rainer Glen Buschmann, John Carewe, Michele Carulli, Carl St.Clair, Roger Cover, Oskar Dann, Dennis Russell Davies, Hermann Dechant, Alondra de la Parra, Gustavo Dudamel, Gabriel Feltz, Matthias Foremny, Carlo Maria Giulini, Herbert Görtz, Elias Grandy, Howard Griffiths, Maria Guinand, Cristóbal Halffter, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Wolf-Dieter Hauschild, Thomas Hengelbrock, Peter Hirsch, Michael Hofstetter, Heinz Holliger, James Judd, Herbert von Karajan, Bernhard Klee, Johannes Klumpp, Zdenek Kosler, Yakov Kreizberg, Patrick Lange, Oksana Lyniv, Alessandro de Marchi, Kurt Masur, Werner Maklary, Leo McFall, Steven Mercurio, Ingo Metzmacher, Andris Nelsons, Werner Neuber, Thomas Neuhoff, Eiji Oue, Roberto Paternostro, Kirill Petrenko, Marc Piollet, Christoph Prick, Ari Rasilainen, Sir Simon Rattle, Casper Richter, Ronly Riklis, Bernd Ruf, Peter Ruzicka, Michael Sanderling, Stefan Sanderling, Heinrich Schiff, Helga Schmidt, Georg Schmöhe, Gernot Schulz, Gunther Schuller, Alexander Schwinck, Klauspeter Seibel, Alexander Shelley, Steven Sloane, Daniel Spaw, Jac van Steen, Karl-Heinz Steffens, Markus Stenz, Leopold Stokowski, Frank Strobel, Leslie Suganandarajah, Gilbert Varga, Christian Vasquez, Mario Venzago, Christian Voß, Volker Wangenheim, Bruno Weil, Sebastian Weigle, Bernhard Wulff, Lothar Zargrosek, Hans Zender

Conductor of Honour

Since March 2018, Sir Simon Rattle is conductor of Honour of the National Youth Orchestra of Germany.

Assistants

Michael Luig (1976), Hedwig Thierfelder (1976), Alexander Schwinck (1979), Gilbert Varga (1979), Rainer Glenn Buschmann (1981), Cristóbal Halffter (1982), John Carewe (1985), Bernhard Wulff (1986), Caspar Richter (1987), Christoph Altstaedt, Lorenz Nordmeyer (2004), Ivo Hentschel, Hendrik Vestmann (2005), Ulrich Kern (2005/2006), Johannes Klumpp (2007), Daniel Geiss (2007), Alexander Merzyn, Florian Wessel (2008), Jesko Sirvend (2012), Lukas Grimm (2014), Daniel Spaw (2019), David Bui (2020), Valentin Engel (2020), Aruytun Muradyan (2020)

 


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