Conductors

The Philharmonia brings together the world’s conductors to create truly inspiring musical performances. You can meet them here.

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor

Esa-Pekka Salonen’s restless innovation drives him constantly to reposition classical music in the 21st century. He is currently the Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor for London’s Philharmonia Orchestra and the Conductor Laureate for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where he was Music... read more

Santtu-Matias Rouvali

Principal Conductor Designate

In the 2018/19 season Santtu-Matias Rouvali, whose ​‘music-making positively... read more

Jakub Hrůša

Principal Guest Conductor

Born in the Czech Republic and described by Gramophone as “on the verge of greatness”... read more

Vladimir Ashkenazy

Conductor Laureate

Vladimir Ashkenazy was appointed Conductor Laureate of the Philharmonia Orchestra in ­­2000... read more

Christoph von Dohnányi

Honorary Conductor for Life

Christoph von Dohnányi has a long-standing relationship with the Philharmonia Orchestra, starting... read more

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