The Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester warmly congratulates Christoph Eschenbach on the Ernst-von-Siemens-Musikpreis 2015.
Also regarded as the „Nobel Prize for Music“, the Ernst-von-Siemens-Musikpreis 2015 honours the achievements of both the great conductor and the outstanding pianist Christoph Eschenbach, his life-long support for contemporary music and young musicians.
Previous award winners include Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein, GMJO founder and life-long Music Director Claudio Abbado, Benjamin Britten, Henri Dutilleux, Hans Werner Henze, and Wolfgang Rihm.
Christoph Eschenbach led the Summer Tour 2014 of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester which included the world premiere of Wolfgang Rihm´s Piano Concerto no. 2 at the Salzburg Festival.
Bravo, dear Christoph Eschenbach!
Photo: Gregor Khuen Belasi