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

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

Course period: 12-18 February, 2021
Professors: György Kurtág, Peter Eötvös, Gregory Vajda

 

Concert: 18 February, 2021
UMZE Ensemble
Conducted by the participants of the course, Peter Eötvös, Gregory Vajda.

Program:
- 2 new pieces by the composer participants:
Leonardo Marino, Hankyeol Yoon

- György Ligeti: Aventures, Nouvelles Aventures
- György Kurtág: ...pas à pas - nulle part ... op. 36.
- György Kurtág: Four Poems by Anna Akhmatova op. 41.

 

online stream

 

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11 Mar, 2021
Lausanne, Switzerland
Eötvös: Aurora

Cond: Heinz Holliger
Matthew McDonald (double bass)
Lausanne Chamber Orchestra

25 Mar, 2021
Pécs, Hungary
Eötvös: Siren´s song

Cond: Peter Eötvös
Pannon Philharm. Orch.

Programme:
Eötvös: Siren´s song (first performance)
Bartók: Music for strings percussion and celesta

 

Venue: Kodály Center

 

Upcoming

conducted works & projects

25 Mar, 2021
Pécs, Hungary
Pannon Philharmonic

Cond: Peter Eötvös
Pannon Philharm. Orch.

Programme:
Eötvös: Siren´s song (first performance)
Bartók: Music for strings percussion and celesta

 

Venue: Kodály Center

 

23 Apr, 2021
Munich, Germany
BR Orchestra

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

30 Apr, 2021
Munich, Germany
BR Orchestra

Eötvös: Senza sangue
Cond: Peter Eötvös
(Viktória Vizin, Russel Braun)
Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle
(Viktória Vizin, Krisztián Cser)
Venue: Herkules Hall

 

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.