2018-19 BSO Conductors

Andris Nelsons

Ray and Maria Stata Music Director, endowed in perpetuity

Andris Nelsons is Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and is Gewandhauskapellmeister of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. With these positions, and in leading a pioneering alliance between two such esteemed institutions, Grammy Award-winning Nelsons is firmly underlined as one of the most renowned and innovative conductors on the international scene today.

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 Adès

Deborah and Philip Edmundson Artistic Partner

Thomas Adès was born in London in 1971. Renowned as both a composer and a performer, Thomas Adès works regularly with the world’s leading orchestras, opera companies and festivals.

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.

Yu-An Chang

Assistant Conductor

Born in Penghu, Taiwan, conductor Yu-An Chang was awarded first prize at the 2016 International conducting competition Jeunesses Musicales in Bucharest, Romania. In 2016 he became music director and chief conductor of the Asia Nova Symphony Orchestra; in 2009 he founded the Youth Sinfonietta of Taipei, which he led until 2013.