Universally acclaimed as both conductor and pianist, and renowned for the breadth of his repertoire and the depth of his interpretations, Christoph Eschenbach belongs firmly to his native Germany’s intellectual line of tradition, yet combines this with a rare emotional intensity. Currently Musical Director of the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, his previous appointments include musical directorships at the National Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris and the Philadelphia Orchestra. His tireless support of young talent includes being Artistic Advisor and lecturer at the Kronberg Academy. Among his awards garnered over five decades of recording are the German Record Critics’ Prize, the MIDEM Classical Award and a GRAMMY. He has been awarded the Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur, and is a Commandeur de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres, a holder of the German Federal Cross of Merit and a winner of the Leonard Bernstein Award.