Conductors

Andris Nelsons

Ray and Maria Stata Music Director, endowed in perpetuity

In 2017-18, his fourth season as the BSO’s Ray and Maria Stata Music Director, Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in twelve wide-ranging subscription programs at Symphony Hall, repeating three of them at New York’s Carnegie Hall in March.

Bernard Haitink

LaCroix Family Fund Conductor Emeritus, endowed in perpetuity

Bernard Haitink’s conducting career began 60 years ago with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in his native Holland.

Seiji Ozawa

Music Director Laureate

Seiji Ozawa is Music Director of the Vienna State Opera since the 2002/2003 season and is an annual and favored guest of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

Thomas Wilkins

Germeshausen Youth and Family Concerts Conductor, endowed in perpetuity

Thomas Wilkins is Music Director of the Omaha Symphony, a position he has held since 2005. Additionally he is Principal Guest Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and holds the Germeshausen Family and Youth Concert Conductor chair with the Boston Symphony.

Ken-David Masur

Associate Conductor

Anna E. Finnerty Chair

Masur studied conducting primarily with his father Kurt Masur and has been further mentored by conductors such as Stefan Asbury, Christoph von Dohnányi, Jorma Panula, Larry Rachleff and Christopher Seaman.

Moritz Gnann

Assistant Conductor

After three years as Kapellmeister and assistant to Music Director Donald Runnicles at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Moritz Gnann became the new assistant conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in fall 2015.