Composer, conductor and teacher: the Hungarian Peter Eötvös combines all three functions in one very high-profile career. His music is featured regularly in the programs of orchestras, contemporary music ensembles, and festivals worldwide; and as composer/conductor he has led projects focusing on his work in centers such as Paris, London, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Vienna. His most recent operas, Love and Other Demons and Angels in America, are following the lead of his Three Sisters by generating an ever-increasing number of new productions; several major music theater commissions are due in the next few years.
In addition to his roles listed above, Peter Eötvös is regularly re-invited as guest conductor by orchestras including Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the BBC Symphony, Wiener Philharmoniker, Cleveland Orchestra, NHK Orchestra Tokyo, Ensemble InterContemporain, and Ensemble Modern. Since 2009 he has been First Guest Conductor at Radio Symphony Orchestra in Vienna.
Equally important to Peter Eötvös are his teaching activities—especially his work at his own Contemporary Music Foundation for young conductors and composers in Budapest. Among the many honors he has been awarded are the Kossuth Prize by the President of the Hungarian Republic in 2002, and the Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2003 by the French minister of education and cultural affairs.