Every season, we invite a major composer to act as Creative Chair – the perfect opportunity for you to listen to contemporary musical creations and be surprised and moved by compositions of our time. Throughout the season, the Orchestra will present various works written by the holder of the Creative Chair, and you will be able to experience our guest as a conductor or soloist, lecturer or in discussion. We promise you extremely fascinating encounters with multi-faceted artistic personalities of our time.
Previous holders of the Creative Chair: Esa-Pekka Salonen (14/15 season), Jörg Widmann (15/16 season) and Péter Eötvös (16/17 season).
2017/18 season: Brett Dean ((LINK auf Bio)), Australian composer, violist and educator