Composer

Conductor

Professor

Composer, conductor and professor: the Hungarian Peter Eötvös
combines all three roles in a single extraordinarily high-profile career.
Born in 1944, he has long been considered one of the most significant
and influential personalities in the world of music both as an
internationally recognized conductor and a composer of highly acclaimed
operas, orchestral works and concertos written for well-known artists
from all over the world. As a professor, he founded his own institutes
for the future generation of young conductors and composers with
a focus on contemporary music.

News

2022

Eötvös: Focus – premiere

New saxophone concerto by Peter Eötvös on 15 January – Cologne, Germany

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2022

Eötvös: Respond – premiere

Péter Eötvös “Respond” concerto for solo viola and orchestra on 9th January – Berlin, Germany

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2021

Concerti interview with Eötvös

“Each Opera Characterizes Its Age” – Eötvös interview in new issue of Concerti (winter 2021/2022)

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2021

Cziffra Psodia premiere

On Cziffra’s birthday, Peter Eötvös’ new piano concerto Cziffra Psodia has received its world premiere to celebrate the centenary.

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2021

BBVA award – Bilbao

BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award goes to Peter Eötvös, “one of the most important musical voices of our time”.

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Upcoming

compositions in concert

21 Jan, 2022
Geneva, Switzerland
Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Musical director/conductor: Gabriella Teychenné
Stage direction & scenography: Julien Chavaz
Collaboration to the scenography: Yves Besson
Costume: Severine Besson
Lighting design: Eloi Gianini
Choreography: Kiyan Khoshoie
Ensemble Contrechamps

 

Sarah Defrise, soprano
Julia Deit-Ferrand, mezzo-soprano
Alexander Sprague, tenor I
Timur, tenor II
Henry Neill, baritone
Grand Théâtre de Genève

Coproduced by :
NOF – NOUVEL OPERA FRIBOURG

More info >

22 Jan, 2022
Geneva, Switzerland
Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Musical director/conductor: Gabriella Teychenné
Stage direction & scenography: Julien Chavaz
Collaboration to the scenography: Yves Besson
Costume: Severine Besson
Lighting design: Eloi Gianini
Choreography: Kiyan Khoshoie
Ensemble Contrechamps

 

Sarah Defrise, soprano
Julia Deit-Ferrand, mezzo-soprano
Alexander Sprague, tenor I
Timur, tenor II
Henry Neill, baritone
Grand Théâtre de Genève

Coproduced by :
NOF – NOUVEL OPERA FRIBOURG

More info >

23 Jan, 2022
Geneva, Switzerland
Eötvös: Golden Dragon

Musical director/conductor: Gabriella Teychenné
Stage direction & scenography: Julien Chavaz
Collaboration to the scenography: Yves Besson
Costume: Severine Besson
Lighting design: Eloi Gianini
Choreography: Kiyan Khoshoie
Ensemble Contrechamps

 

Sarah Defrise, soprano
Julia Deit-Ferrand, mezzo-soprano
Alexander Sprague, tenor I
Timur, tenor II
Henry Neill, baritone
Grand Théâtre de Genève

Coproduced by :
NOF – NOUVEL OPERA FRIBOURG

More info >

10 Feb, 2022
Yekaterinburg, Russia
Eötvös: Three sisters

Conductor: Oliver von Dohnányi
Director: Christopher Alden
Set Designer: Andrew Liberman, Irakli Avaliani
Costumes: Doey Lüthi
Ural Opera Ballet Theatre
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15 Feb, 2022
Budapest, Hungary
Eötvös: Trio à cordes

in memoriam Christophe Desjardins
Hungarian premiere
Eszter Haffner, violin,
Péter Bársony, viola,
Ditta Rohmann, violoncello
Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
more info > 

Upcoming

conducted works & projects

16 Feb, 2022
Basel, Switzerland
Sinfonieorch. Basel

Eötvös: Sirens' Song, Focus,
Kodály: Suite Háry János
Marcus Weiss, saxophone
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
more info >

12 Mar, 2022
Porto, Portugal
Porto Symphony Orchestra

Eötvös: Senza sangue,
Bartók: Blubeard's Castle

Cond: Peter Eötvös

Porto Symphony Orchestra

Casa da Música

29 Mar, 2022
Geneve, Switzerland
Orchestra Grand Théâtre de Genève

Eötvös: Sleepless
opera ballad
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Grand Théâtre de Genève

 

 

31 Mar, 2022
Geneve, Switzerland
Orchestra Grand Théâtre de Genève

Eötvös: Sleepless
opera ballad
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Grand Théâtre de Genève

 

 

2 Apr, 2022
Geneve, Switzerland
Orchestra Grand Théâtre de Genève

Eötvös: Sleepless
opera ballad
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Grand Théâtre de Genève

 

 

New release

Foundation

Peter Eötvös Foundation

Founded in 1991, renewed in 2004 it undertakes the supporting and promoting of young composers’s and conductors’s career.