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

2020

Golden Mask Award for Péter Eötvös’ opera

Three Sisters opera received the Golden Mask Award in two categories. The production of the Yekaterinburg company won the best opera performance and best direction award.

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2020

New composition

Currently, Peter Eötvös is working on his new opera commissioned by the Berlin State Opera.

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2020

M. Guillot-Marta Grabocz: Modèles naturels et scénarios imaginaires

…in the works of Peter Eötvös, François-Bernard Mâche and Jean-Claude Risset.
The book highlights common traits and explore innovative aspects of their musical creation.

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2020

Young talents are mentored by outstanding personalities of music life

The Péter Eötvös Foundation won support for another three years to continue its international mentoring program.

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2020

Eötvös: Three Sisters

In the Opera category, Peter Eötvös’s Three Sisters opera presented in May 2019, was chosen as the most significant musical theatrical performance of the 2018/19 season in Russia. 

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Upcoming

compositions in concert

27 Nov, 2020
Budapest, Hungary
Spotlight on Olga Neuwirth- POSTPONED for 2021

Peter Eötvös Foundation mentorprogram & concert

Course period: 20-26 November, 2020
Professors: Olga Neuwirth, Peter Eötvös, Gregory Vajda
Concert date:  27 November, 2020
Venue: Budapest Music Center
Concerto Orch.
Conducted by mentored conductors Holly Hyun Choe, Joanna Slusarczyk and selected conductors of the masterclass

Program:
Hankyeol Yoon: new piece (first performance)
Leonardo Marino: new piece (first performance)
Olga Neuwirth: "...miramondo multiplo..."

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2 Dec, 2020
Budapest, Hungary
Peter Eötvös Foundation concert - POSTPONED for 2021

Closing concert of Mentorprogram 2019

Danubia Orchestra
Conductor:  Rémi Durupt
Venue: Franz Liszt Academy of Music Concert Hall
Soloist: Daniel Janca

Program:
Maurice Ravel: La Valse
Mikel Urquiza: Pentimenti - percussion concerto (first performance)
Gérard Grisey: Partiels
Maurice Ravel: Bolero

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18 Feb, 2021
Budapest, Hungary
Peter Eötvös Foundation mentorprogram & concert

Course period: 12-18 February, 2021
Professors: György Kurtág, Cornel Taranu, Peter Eötvös, Gregory Vajda
Óbuda Danubia Orchestra
Conducted by the participants of the course

Concert: 18 February, 2021
UMZE Ensemble

Program:
2 new pieces by the composer participants
György Kurtág: ...pas á pas - nulle part ... op. 36.
György Kurtág: Four Poems by Anna Akhmatova op. 41.
Cornel Taranu: Trajectoires

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Upcoming

conducted works & projects

25 Mar, 2021
Pécs, Hungary
Pannon Philharmonic

Cond: Peter Eötvös
Pannon Philharm. Orch.
Programme:
Eötvös: Siren´s song
Eötvös: Cello concerto grosso (Sung-Won Yang)
Bartók: Four orchestra pieces op. 12.
Bartók: Cantata profana
(Boldizsár László, István Horváth, Hungarian Radio Choir)

Venue: Kodály Center

 

26 Mar, 2021
Budapest, Hungary
Pannon Philharmonic

Cond: Peter Eötvös
Pannon Philharm. Orch.
Programme:
Eötvös: Siren´s song
Eötvös: Cello concerto grosso (Sung-Won Yang)
Bartók: Four orchestra pieces op. 12.
Bartók: Cantata profana
(Boldizsár László, István Horváth, Hungarian Radio Choir)

Venue: Müpa, Budapest

23 Apr, 2021
Munich, Germany
BR Orchestra

Eötvös: Alhambra - violin concerto No 3. (Kristóf Baráti)
Cond: Peter Eötvös
Lachenmann: My melody
Venue: Herkules Hall

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Foundation

Peter Eötvös Foundation

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